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Notice of AGM, 20 November 2018

The Council and Executive of Bristol Law Society would like to invite all members of Bristol Law Society to the 148th Annual General Meeting to be held at 12 Colston Avenue BS1 4ST on 20 November 2018. We are pleased to attach a formal Notice of AGM for the purposes of conducting the business as set out in the attached … more


BLS features in Bristol Post oldest thriving companies in Bristol

Excerpt from the article: How Bristol’s oldest companies are still thriving after more than 100 years in business They include the city’s last-surviving chocolate maker a wine merchant and a tannery. Why do some companies struggle to survive beyond a year while others flourish for hundreds? Although more than 90 per cent of small companies in Britain will survive one … more


BLS Member discount offer on GCHQ certified Social Engineering Course – 8 August

Red Goat Cyber Security are offering Bristol Law Society members a 15% discount on their upcoming GCHQ certified Social Engineering course at Imperial College on the 8th of August. This interactive half-day cyber security course helps you identify and prevent social engineering attacks such as phishing and impersonation by placing you in the position of the hackers to enable you … more


Citizenship Foundation – part of National Pro Bono Week


The education charity, the Citizenship Foundation, has teamed up with the law school, BPP, to launch a new and exciting campaign to encourage legal professionals to volunteer with young people as part of National Pro Bono Week on the 6th – 10th November. We would love to invite you to volunteer and be a part of this campaign.

This public legal education event aims to get as many legal professionals as possible volunteering one hour of their time in their local school over National Pro Bono Week, leading sessions with young people looking at the law around Social Media. Fully comprehensive, high quality materials have been created by the Citizenship Foundation for your use. You will also receive access to a training video to ensure that you feel confident in the classroom environment as well as support being matched with a local school.

This programme aims to increase young people’s understanding of the law, to raise their aspirations and to help them to develop vital employability skills, such as communication and team work. The materials provided are engaging and interactive and look at real life cases and scenarios of people’s online activity, helping young people to understand their rights and responsibilities particularly when it comes to their online activities. For your chance to take part in this meaningful volunteering experience please complete this short form.

If you have any additional questions about the campaign or are interested in volunteering in this programme but are not available during National Pro Bono Week, please do contact Therri Tait at therri.tait@citizenshipfoundation.org.uk.