LITIGANTS IN PERSON
The Litigants in Person Project strives to help individuals that are currently not eligible for legal aid and do not have the financial means to fund their own cases. Student volunteers will work in the Leicester County Court assisting litigants with their cases by accompanying them into proceedings to take notes, fill out forms, and prepare legal bundles.
This Pro-Bono project provides a great opportunity for both law and non-law students to get real life, practical work experience in the legal sector. Unlike many work experience opportunities, the LIP project allows you to personally help people facing real life complications. On a daily basis we attend hearings and assist people with cases of child arrangements, non-molestation orders and domestic violence. It is this direct contact and involvement with the cases that will hugely develop the interpersonal and professional skills of many students; arguably, skills which many curricula do not practically cover in such a comprehensive way. I believe that this is a great CV building project, and that law firms – or firms from any professional sector for that matter – will appreciate the advanced ability of practical interpersonal skills and confidence students will have developed.
If this Pro Bono Project interests you, we encourage you to apply. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Emily Howard (Director) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Non-law students are encouraged to apply.