Academic Year Casework Internships at the Bar Pro Bono Unit
January 2014- May 2014
The Bar Pro Bono Unit is seeking dedicated and enthusiastic individuals to volunteer as Academic Year Casework Interns at our office in The National Pro Bono Centre on Chancery Lane, London.
You will be assisting the caseworkers either 1 day each week or 2 half-days each week with:
This internship is a fantastic opportunity to obtain unique exposure to the Bar as a profession and to a wide range of areas of law. You will also learn a great deal about the practical working of the courts and the needs of litigants in person which should complement your studies.
You must have completed at least one year of law-related study or law-related work. Voluntary sector and office experience is preferred but not essential. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed at our office the week commencing 16th Decemberr 2013.
As a small charity with limited staff and resources we are not able to provide feedback or discuss the internships with you.
The deadline for applications is Monday 16 December 2013 at 10am
Previous volunteer’s feedback:
"I would strongly recommend to anyone interested in pursuing a legal career to try and spend some time with the BPBU. Not only does it look great on your CV, it also helps you hone crucial skills such as succinctly summarising the key facts of a case and identifying the relevant legal issues, something that should stand you in good stead for any pupillage or training contract interviews. The staff are all wonderfully welcoming and helpful, and whilst a key benefit is the range of areas you will experience (anything from Defamation to Child Protection), they will also accommodate specific requests to see more work in certain areas. Ultimately you are doing genuinely important work that makes a material difference to people's lives, whilst being supplied with copious amounts of tea and cake. What's not to like?"