This project is to fund the Access to Justice through IT award at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the year awards. The award held in July each year is made to encourage IT projects but also to publicise what is already being done so that people can plan better for the future and provide a better service to their clients.
Increase Public Understanding
Advance High Quality Thinking
Increase Access to Employment
User of Advice Organisations
Implications of Brexit
Legal Needs in Healthcare Settings
Influence the Online Court
Develop Robust Evidence Base
Understand Role of Technology
Law Reform, Policy and Regulation
Communications to Disseminate Learning
The Sutton Trust
Pathways to Law - Phase 4
February 10, 2016
The scheme, originally established in 2006 by the College of Law and Sutton Trust, is the largest programme of its kind in the UK.
The programme has targeted 17/18 year olds who have been eligible for free school meals or whose parents have not been to university. Each year over 400 students are enrolled in the programme to aid their understanding, interest and access to legal education.
Some elements are delivered by the universities (how to fill an application to university, CV and interview techniques, law workshops), law firms (work experience), e-mentoring (Brightside Trust), visit to Inner temple and Royal Courts of Justice in London etc. Over 3200 students have benefited from the programme to date.
The Phase 4 funding by the Foundation, together with funds and or support from universities, law firms and other employers will enable a further 1800 more placements over the next 4 years. The programme is also being extended to 15/16 year olds.