Legal Work Opportunity: Legal Advice Centre (University House)

An exciting internship opportunity is available!

Where: Legal Advice Centre (University House) in Bethnal Green, London
When: Between Tuesday 21 May – Friday 14 June 2019
What: An unpaid internship opportunity at one of the most prestigious legal clinics in London. Legal Advice Centre (University House) (LAC) is a pro bono organisation in Bethnal Green. LAC is one of the oldest and most prestigious legal advice centres in London, and it is dedicated to filling gaps in public social services and relieving distress of the residents in the Borough of Tower Hamlets. The clientele represents the diverse community in which LAC operates. The work done by the LAC focuses specifically on specialist employment advice, welfare benefit appeals, legal expenses insurance, housing, and family law. LAC collaborates actively with some of the largest law firms in the UK which provide lawyers to work on the cases.

Requirements: Available to law students (first year students and graduates alike) with an open mind and an eager attitude. The trainees are expected to, inter alia:
Assist the lawyers of LAC with the cases;

  • Operate the online database;
  • Conduct legal research and writing; and
  • Shadow the lawyers, and attend meetings and court visits as may be necessary.

Please send your CV and motivation letter (maximum two A4 pages) to step@uk.elsa.org by Saturday 18 May, 23:59 GMT. Given the short notice, please apply only if you can commit to the advertised dates!

What do former trainees say about the Legal Advice Centre?

“A wonderful experience I will never forget! It is difficult to say what was my favourite memory, I had many memorable experiences! I really enjoyed working with difficult tasks together with the employees (at LAC). I also loved all the social gatherings we had, e.g. the one time we all went out for drinks and bowling was very fun. Eating lunch together or at the nearby park (with the squirrels) were also experiences not to forget. All in all, I had both great professional and social experiences I will never forget.”

“I had a lovely time at LAC. The staff is very friendly, and we had fun time. Us STEP Trainees could talk to them whenever we had a problem or needed more information about the work tasks or even sightseeing to do in London. The work at LAC is not too demanding, and you do not need advanced legal skills to do great. We STEP Trainees got involved as much as possible in the work, basically working alongside the real solicitors working at LAC.”

“I had a very pleasant experience at LAC; it was overall a great experience that I am happy to have had. The best experience was seeing my clients’ gratitude after having helped them successfully with my own input.”

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