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Summer volunteering at Law Centre (NI)

The Law Centre is Northern Ireland’s leading legal charity. We are offering an opportunity to contribute to the development of social welfare law in Northern Ireland and to gain valuable practice experience.

We provide free advice and casework services to individuals in need in four core areas of law - social security, employment, immigration and community care and are now seeking to recruit a volunteer for its Belfast office for the summer of 2010 with the following specification:

We require a graduate/graduand in law, social policy or other relevant discipline. Previous experience is not essential. However any or all of the following will be an advantage:

  • experience of advice-giving in any of the Law Centre’s core areas of work
  • experience of relevant legal or social policy research
  • prior recent experience of work with an advice-giving agency

We require a commitment of at least 2 days per week for a minimum of 10 weeks or a pro rata equivalent. In return, we offer a challenging work programme consisting of legal research and assistance under supervision and travel and lunch expenses. You will have opportunity to observe a range of casework in an informal and friendly working environment.

Prospective areas of work will be social security, employment, immigration, mental health and community care. Interviews will be held on Thursday 24 June 2010 and the closing date for applications is Thursday 17 June 2010 at 5.00 pm.

Download the application form below and return to Law Centre (NI), 124 Donegall Street, Belfast, BT1 2GY. Telephone 028 9024 4401 for more information.

Download Casework Volunteer application form (PDF)

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