What is it?
Vulnerable people who cannot afford legal advice will be able to receive one off advice from a qualified and experienced lawyer via Skype. Initially the advice will be provided by pro bono solicitors based in Bristol, via Avon & Bristol Law Centre, but soon we hope to be able to allow solicitors to provide the advice via Skype from their home or offices.
How will it work?
Clients who contact their local advice agency for help with family or employment problems can have a skype appointment booked in with a pro bono solicitor. A volunteer will support the client during the appointment. Solicitors will provide advice to the clients over Skype at pre arranged times, having received brief details about the case in advance.
What about insurance?
The solicitors are Law Centre volunteers and are therefore covered by the Law Centre’s indemnity insurance.
What is the time commitment?
Approx 3 hours every two months
How can I help?
The first phase of the project, due to launch in early 2017, will focus on family and employment law. We are looking for family and employment specialists to join our team of volunteers. If you are a family or employment lawyer interested in supporting the project, please contact Ginette Corr at Avon & Bristol Law Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0117 916 7710.