Pro Bono Opportunity: Youth Project supported by the Supreme Court.
The UK Supreme Court is supporting a youth project run by volunteers to empower teenagers from under-privileged backgrounds. The project explores legal access, equality before the law and the democratic legitimacy of the legal system.
Legal volunteers are wanted to guide the project, organise the sessions and help the young people taking part prepare high profile briefing papers for legal policy makers and materials for schools.
This is the second year of Big Voice London. This project offers volunteers with an interest in working in the legal sector the opportunity to be part of a pro bono project supported by the Supreme Court, which will allow them to make contacts, meet senior lawyers, enhance their understanding of the court systems both here and internationally and raise issues that are important to the right to free trial.
This project is volunteer-led and so volunteers need to demonstrate excellent organisational skills and commitment. Since it is volunteer-led all volunteers will have the opportunity to shape the vision on the project by bringing their own passion, experience and interests to it.
We are looking to recruit 3 Group Leaders, who will run weekly sessions for groups of 8 - 15 young people. Group Leaders need to be able to commit 5 hours a week from August - December 2012.