Liverpool Law Society has links with a number of third-sector advice agencies and aims to support them in their work through a twice-yearly ‘Joint Forum on Access to Advice’ that the Society arranges and hosts in our premises and by advertising the volunteering opportunities and other needs of the agencies to our members and the wider legal community.
Also invited to the Joint Forum on Access to Advice are the Liverpool City Region’s local authorities, private practice practitioners, members of the judiciary and others with an interest in ensuring there is access to justice.
“We find a lot of people just put up and shut up as they can’t find free services of the standard they require…even though their rights depend on it.” This conclusion of the research carried out jointly by Rachel Stalker from Liverpool JMU and James Organ from the University Of Liverpool was a stark reminder that things are getting worse for those in need of advice. We are trying to work out ways in which there could be opportunities for firms to provide real assistance to the Third Sector and to ensure that advice is given and people do not give up.
Below you can find out about the volunteering opportunities that exist and other requirements the third sector organisations have.