Nominations are now open for the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2017. Twelve award categories are available including the "Access to Justice through IT" award, first introduced three years ago and sponsored by The Legal Education Foundation.
This award is aimed at individuals or organisations who are using technology to increase access to justice for people on low incomes in areas of law traditionally covered by legal aid. This could include the provision of legal advice, information, representation, or public legal education.
The LALYs were set up in 2003 to celebrate the achievements and commitment of lawyers doing publicly funded work. They are non-profit-making; run by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group; and have proved a valuable rallying point for practitioners in hard pressed fields of practice.
TLEF Funded Project Nominated for the "Animation Oscars"
March 28, 2017
RightsInfo received a grant from the Foundation in 2015 to produce an animation called "Human Rights Explained".
RightsInfo was a very new initiative at the time but was already honing its approach to combining accurate and complex legal information with beautiful graphics. The idea was to produce content that was informative, fun, sharable and accessible, making use of web technology and the opportunities provided by social media to engage with the wider public. It's working! Being selected for the Annecy International Animation Film Festival is well-deserved recognition.
March 21, 2017
Last Thursday (March 16th) we hosted a very successful Reception in Birmingham and a huge thank you to all those that attended. 15 grantees were present displaying their projects:
Bar Pro Bono Unit
Bates Wells Braithwaite
Birmingham Community Law Centre / Central England Law Centre
Ethical Property Foundation
Justice First Fellowship
Just for Kids – Youth Justice Legal Centre
Law Centres Network
Legal Action Group
The Personal Support Unit
Pro Bono Community
Guy Beringer (The Legal Education Foundation, Chairman of Trustees) welcomes attendees
John Hughes (Birmingham Law Society, president)
It was a great opportunity for networking and learning about the grants the Foundation has given and what it has achieved since its inception. We look forward to working with the contacts we have made. Thank you for all your support and for making us feel so welcome!
Networking Event – Thursday 16th March in Birmingham
March 13, 2017
We still have a few spaces at our Networking, Wine & Canapé Reception on Thursday 16th March 2017 in Birmingham.
We'll be in the Banqueting Suite at The Council House, 1 Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BB between 6.00 pm and 8.00 pm. Please feel free to come along for drinks and canapés and find out more about us.
Sixteen of our grantee organisations will be present, including the Birmingham Community Law Centre Justice First Fellows talking about our Fellowship Scheme.