Advocate is an equal opportunities employer. Please include a separate Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form with your Application  Form.




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Office Volunteering



Summer Casework Volunteers

June to September 2019


Advocate is seeking dedicated and enthusiastic individuals to volunteer as Summer Casework Volunteers in the National Pro Bono Centre on Chancery Lane, London. The Casework Volunteer position is for one month between June and September.

This Casework Volunteer position is a fantastic opportunity to obtain unique exposure to the Bar as a profession and to a wide range of areas of law. You will also learn a great deal about the needs of litigants in person.


You will assist Caseworkers for one month with the following tasks:  

  • Summarising applications ready for Reviewing Barristers
  • Taking phone call enquiries from the public
  • Completing case reports
  • Allocating cases and writing summaries which are sent to volunteer barristers across England and Wales and placed on our website
  • Administrative support


Closing date:            11pm 1st May 2019

Interviews:               Weeks Commencing 6th and 17th May

Start Date:                June 10th; July 8th; August  5th; or September 2nd.  

Training:                   Two evening sessions the week before your start date.  



You must have completed at least one year of law-related study or have one-year experience of law-related work experience. Voluntary sector and office experience is preferred but not essential.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed at our offices in weeks commencing 6th and 17th May.  The interview will include a written assessment.

You must be available for one month between June – September 2019.

The available 4-week slots are: 

  • 10 June - 5 July 
  • 8 July - 2 August 
  • 5 August - 30 August 
  • 2 Sept - 27 Sept


Previous volunteer’s feedback:

"I would strongly recommend to anyone interested in pursuing a legal career to try and spend some time with Advocate. It helps you hone crucial skills such as succinctly summarising the key facts of a case and identifying the relevant legal issues, something that should stand you in good stead for any pupillage or training contract interviews. The staff are all wonderfully welcoming and helpful, and whilst a key benefit is the range of areas you will experience (anything from Defamation to Child Protection). Ultimately you are doing genuinely important work that makes a material difference to people's lives."


Application Pack


To apply please send the completed Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form to Bryony  at by 11pm  on Wednesday 1st May 2019. Applications received after this date will not be considered. 


As a small charity with limited staff and resources we are not able to provide feedback or discuss the volunteering positions with you.

We are an equal opportunities employer.


There are no available vacancies at this time.


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