Legal Advice Clinics
Students across the School can apply to be involved with a range of clinical legal education activities, all of which are designed to offer genuine assistance to the local community and to enhance the skills of our volunteers. The School currently supports the following clinics:
- Family, Housing, Business and Employment clinics: students in any year can volunteer to work alongside solicitors and barristers in providing free legal advice to members of the public, all of whom are referred to the clinics via trusted local community organisations and charities. Since April 2016 we have worked with a number of firms and chambers to provide advice in family, housing, business and employment law.
- Welfare Rights Clinics: students in years two and above can volunteer to work with Leeds City Council in supporting Personal Independent Payment (PIP) applicants. Many applicants need assistance in understanding and completing PIP forms: since October 2016 students have been trained to complete the forms on a one-to-one basis with clients, thereby ensuring clients can submit the best possible case for welfare support.
- Personal Support Unit: since October 2016 students in years two and above have been trained by the Personal Support Unit, a national charity, to provide support to litigants in person in the local courts.
For more information about the clinics, including opportunities for current law students to volunteer at the Legal Advice clinics, please email email@example.com