Welcome to the July edition of the Law for Life newsletter. It includes details of two new action guides from our Advicenow team, a report on our community legal education work, plus a significant job opportunity with Law for Life.
New Advicenow Guides
Law for Life’s Advicenow project has just published two new action guides for self-represented litigants.
Applying for a financial order without the help of a lawyer is for people who are or were married or in a civil partnership, and who have started or finished divorce proceedings or proceedings to end a civil partnership.
Applying for a court order about the arrangements for your children without the help of a lawyer is for people who are parents and who want to apply for a court order about the arrangements for their children, such as, who they live with and when.
Both guides are available on the Advicenow website: www.advicenow.org.uk.
Read the article: www.lawforlife.org.uk/index.php/blog/help-for-people-representing-themselves-in-family-proceedings/
Working with Community Links in East London, Law for Life has trained 22 local volunteers Community Advice Champions as part of an Advice Services Transition Fund community legal education programme.
These volunteers came from a number of different agencies providing help to people in Newham, including South East Asian Women's Shelter, UK Congolese community (Corecog), Roma Group, and Our Space.
The scheme has been externally evaluated and the training has been found to be 'highly effective' in supporting volunteers to identify the legal issues in everyday situations and to enable them to help someone else in their community deal with a legal problem.
Read the full article at: www.lawforlife.org.uk/index.php/blog/community-advice-champions/
29 July 2014