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Office Volunteering



Academic Year Casework Volunteers

4 February – 3 June 2019


Advocate is seeking 25 dedicated and enthusiastic individuals to volunteer as Academic Year Casework Volunteers in the National Pro Bono Centre on Chancery Lane, London. The Casework Volunteer positions are for one day a week from 4th February to 3rd June 2019.

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 the casework team for one day per week, over a four month period.  Tasks will include:

  • 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:            Midday Thursday 3rd January 2019

Interviews:                Week Commencing 14th January 2019

Start Date:                4th  February 2019

Training:                    28th and 30th January 2019



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.


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 by midday on Thursday 3rd January 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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