Applications for 2019 Justice First Fellowship scheme will open on Monday 12 August
August 9, 2019
18 trainee solicitor posts are being offered at leading social justice organisations across the UK.
Deadline for applicants is 16 September; trainees will take up their posts in January 2020 (April 2020 for Northern Ireland Training Contracts).
The Legal Education Foundation’s ground-breaking Justice First Fellowship is entering its sixth year, with its biggest-ever solicitor recruitment round.
Trainee solicitor posts are being offered at 18 social justice organisations, across England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Host organisations this year include nine law centres, two law firms, and specialist charities and legal advice agencies (see here for the full list).
Applicants must have passed the Legal Practice Course (separate requirements for Northern Ireland and Scotland, see here for full details) and have a proven commitment to social justice. Alongside their solicitor training, fellows are expected to set up and run a project aimed at increasing access to justice, which gives invaluable hands-on experience at an early stage in their career. TLEF also provides fellows with additional training in skills such as fundraising, business planning, and communications.
Got to our JFF site for full details and to apply.