What’s in it for you?
All of us lawyers have the good fortune to have had a good education, and to have stimulating work for at least adequate pay. Our clients do not have that good fortune.
Clients come to SWLAC because, for many and various reasons, they are having difficulties in accessing justice: they really need help as to what their rights are in their unique circumstances. Their problem may seem impossible for them, but readily resolvable by you. At the end of an advice session, you will feel fulfilled: you have really made a positive difference to people’s lives.
Attending at the Centre can also be good for your personal confidence and development. It can be sociable – our volunteers may go out for a drink afterwards – and a source of useful professional advice and contacts. It looks great on your CV too (and we are often contacted for references).
Our advisers usually come once per fortnight. But we do understand when work commitments intervene.