Applications are now open to organisations interested in hosting a Justice First Fellow in 2023. Next year will see the 9th cohort of trainee solicitors take up coveted places in social justice organisations across the UK. We are looking for 15-20 organisations to support these Fellows. Applications will be accepted for both traditional and SQE routes to qualification. Charitable organisations who wouldn’t traditionally host a trainee are also encouraged to get in touch with us and discuss their suitability to host in partnership with a legal advice provider who can provide the required legal supervision. This is an approach that is working well in the current cohorts of Fellows.
The JFF programme is threefold and benefits both the host organisation and the Fellow. It consists of a grant covering training and supervision costs for the two years of a Fellow’s training contract; bespoke training for Fellows and Hosts including fundraising, project management and self-care; and access to an ever growing network of JFF alumni and legal advice providers.
BBC Children in Need will continue their support for the programme this year and so applications from potential hosts with a focus on child law are especially encouraged.
Closing date for applications: 5pm, Wednesday 30th March 2022.
Read more about the programme here. Our team are more than happy to talk to you before you submit an application. Please contact us here.