LawCare News March 2021
Volunteer for LawCare!
Join our fantastic team of volunteers, we're currently looking for the following:
- Helpline Volunteers who can cover weekday shifts (particularly Wednesday morning or Friday afternoon)
- Peer Supporters who are young and/or newly qualified and have experienced and overcome workplace bullying
- Peer Supporters who have been through disciplinary proceedings
- Peer Supporters who work in-house and in the public sector
- Peer Supporters who are pupil or newly called barristers
We would particularly welcome Peer Supporter applicants from BAME backgrounds as this group is currently underrepresented.
Full training is offered for these roles. To find out more please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 01268 771333. Please note that we require all helpline volunteers and peer supporters to have had experience of working in the legal profession.
LawCare is thrilled to be a charity partner of The Be Kind We Care initiative, launched by the Conveyancing Foundation to promote kindness and wellbeing within the property industry and raise over £30,000 in 2021 in support of charities providing mental health and welfare initiatives.
The Be Kind We Care Resource Hub offers access to a host of useful guides, top tips, podcasts, and webinars.
The Legal Mind podcast
LawCare's Gemma Matthews talks to Joanna Fleck and Rachel Francis, founders of Claiming Space, about Vicarious Trauma in the legal profession. Listen here or find us on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.
Take part in research
We want to let you know about some interesting research studies happening in the wider legal profession that you might like to get involved with.
The Work in Lockdown study is examining experiences of working from home.
Advancing Wellness in Law: Digital Conversation
Advancing Wellness in Law was created by four legal academics with strong research interests in the areas of wellness, wellbeing, emotions and mental health in legal education and the legal profession. Join them on Tuesday 23rd March 2021 at 9.30 am for a discussion of wellbeing in law schools and law firms. A chance to share experiences and ideas on what are the key wellbeing issues to focus on, what wellbeing initiatives do and don’t work and how we can develop a more ‘joined-up’ approach across law schools and legal practice. Email email@example.com for an invitation.