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:

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Community Champions

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.

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29 July 2014


Recruitment: Chief Executive

Law for Life: the Foundation for Public Legal Education is recruiting a Chief Executive.

Law for Life is a young and fast-growing independent charity, established to ensure that everyone can acquire the knowledge, confidence and practical skills they need to deal with the law in the course of their lives.
As part of a crucial phase of growth and development, we’re seeking an exceptional leader to join the team and take us into a new era. You will ensure that our growth is achieved sustainably; you will work with the Board to set and deliver our new strategy; and you will increase our reach and presence by building high-value alliances and partnerships.
This is an exceptional opportunity for someone who wants to make their mark in this field.
Our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson are handling this recruitment . To find out more about the role, to apply, or for an informal and confidential discussion about the role please visit :


Elizabeth House
39 York Road
London SE1 7NJ


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