Timeline

A brief timeline history of our first five years:

2017:  EGLAC is launched as a new LawWorks affiliated legal advice clinic in National pro bono week 2017.  We hold our first face to face session in November.

2018:  Our first full year of operations.  We are advising in family, welfare benefits, immigration and civil litigation matters.  We end the year with the London Faith and Belief Forum award for Improving Access to services in our community . In addition, we were shortlisted for the LawWorks Best new pro bono activity.

2019:  We continue to expand our areas of advice to include employment, housing, property and community care.  We advise over 120 clients using the skills of 10 solicitors across our clinic sessions.

2020:  The pandemic leads us to move our advice largely on line through email, telephone or zoom meetings.  We begin to offer Wills and probate advice.

2021:  We are developing a hybrid model of advice through both in person clinic sessions and online/remote advice to clients.  We are seeing an increasing number of students wanting to volunteer at the clinic.  We are using pro bono barristers to assist particularly in family and civil litigation work.

2022:  We plan to make EGLAC sustainable for the future by establishing ourselves  as a Charitable body and to recruit a Clinic Director as our first paid employee

‘I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how much I appreciated your call last week.’

– welfare benefits client

NEWS

EGLAC recruitment

EGLAC recruitment

As part of the development of our service we will be recruiting a part time paid Clinic Director in the coming months. If you might be interested in this role or would like to find out more about it please contact us here and we will be pleased to tell you more of our plans.… Continue reading...