| Save the date: our manifesto launch 11th April with Maxine Peake | We are finalists in the Manchester Legal Awards | Alison Law Solicitors donate £200 per month to GMLC | Our latest column in Law Society Messenger |
“It’s empowering to know that we are an independent organisation, here to fight for free access to justice, to fight for everyone”
– Arwa Graf, GMLC Volunteer
Save the date: Our manifesto launch 11th April
“Access to justice: why we need law centres”
Announcing: the Greater Manchester Law Centre manifesto launch with our patron Maxine Peak, Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon MP and Moss Side human rights lawyer Robert Lizar on the evening of Thursday 11th April.
More exciting details to be announced, but for now, put it in your diary!
We are finalists in the Manchester Legal Awards
We are pleased to announce that our project with the Manchester Law School has been nominated for Manchester’s Pro Bono/Community Initiative Award. Students from Manchester Metropolitan University’s Law School receive GMLC’s professional training and supervision, meet disabled and unwell people who have been refused benefits, prepare their cases and represent them in tribunals with overwhelming success.
Alison Law Solicitors donate £200 per month to GMLC
We would like to express our thanks to local firm Alison Law Solicitors, who have generously offered to donate £200 per month to GMLC for the rest of 2019.
“Our firm has always been committed in ensuring that access to justice is made available to everyone regardless to their financial circumstances” – Habib Rahman, Alison Law Chairman
We are grateful for all the lawyers who support the pro bono, charitable and legal aid services. At the same time we will continue to call for the restoration of legal aid nationally.
Our latest column in Law Society Messenger
We have a monthly column in the Law Society Messenger. This month, GMLC volunteer Arwa Graf gives her perspective of GMLC’s work and vision.
“Two years of volunteering at GMLC has taught me a great deal about the legal profession and the benefits system. There are many different experiences that have helped me progress and learn more about the justice system. However, one of the hardest obstacles was overcoming my emotions when working with the people who come to us.
“Nothing can prepare you for the horrors that people go through, or the battles they must face. No manual or book helps you to understand their difficulties until you see it yourself. You’re left with a person who has lost almost all hope, and they see you as the only one left who might be able to help.”
We are a law centre run by the community, for the community. This means we need your support. If you have a fundraising idea, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please consider making an individual donation by clicking here.
4 things you can do to help Greater Manchester Law Centre
- You can donate and/or set up a standing order to help fund our key legal services
- Get involved by either volunteering, becoming a member, a supporter, or if you are an organisation, you can affiliate with us. Go to the Get involved tab on the home page.
- For those of you on Twitter, follow us, RT or quote us and hashtag #WhyWeNeedGMLC or #FreeAccesstoJustice. If you are on fb follow our page and share our posts.
- Ask for a letter of support from your local councillor/MP/community organisation/trade union branch and send it in to us.
All the very best,
Greater Manchester Law Centre (GMLC)
Phone 0161 769 2244 | Email email@example.com
GMLC is run by the community for the community and your contributions are vital in securing key, free face-to-face advice and representation services as well as for fighting together for free access to justice.