The awards are hosted by the Legal Help Practitioners Group (LAPG), and aims to recognise the essential perform of social justice lawyers.
The UCL Built-in Legal Information Clinic (UCL iLAC) has been shortlisted for the Legal Support Organization/Not for Earnings Agency award, sponsored by The Legislation Modern society.
UCL iLAC is operate by the UCL Centre for Access to Justice (CAJ) at UCL Laws. Based in Stratford, the clinic offers members of the local East London community no cost face to face legal advice on all features of social welfare law including expert tips and casework on welfare benefits, housing, community care and education and learning legislation.
A consumer who obtained enable from the Clinic explained:
“I owe a whole lot to the clinic. I are unable to put into phrases or repay them for how a lot they have assisted me. I get psychological even imagining about it. I have been in this state for the very last 35 several years and have not come throughout men and women as superior as the employees at iLAC, especially Sarah. I owe every little thing to them.”
Speaking about her practical experience working with the Clinic, Harriet Sampson, former UCL university student and latest paralegal, reported:
“The clinic has given me an opportunity to examine and master about different areas of regulation, achieve worthwhile friendships, and make a improve to people’s life. It has been extremely inspiring for me and supplied me a sturdy feeling of reason…without the clinic, I would not be as sure of my aspirations to turn into a legal aid attorney.”
The winners of the 12 award types will be introduced at a dwell ceremony in central London on 12 July. The full checklist of shortlisted nominees is obtainable on the LAPG web-site.
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