New 2014/2015 Committee

Dear All,

The AGM was a success! And I would like to introduce the incoming committee:

President: Callie Yeo

Vice-President: Emily Campbell

Treasurer: Jasmine Lim

Secretary: Sara Ewad

Legal Outreach: Yu Dong Hee

One-on-One Law Mentoring: Hugo di Ridou

King’s Amicus Chapter: Karina Lam/Thomas Gilmartin

Human Rights Project: Olivia Rosenstrom

Opportunity International: Ani Hamparsumyan

Legal Clinic: Harry O’Sullivan/Salar Alambeigi

Innocence Project: Anna Lee

i-Probono: Victoria Tan

 

Congratulations and all the best to all!

 

Ray-Shio Ho

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Legal Clinic

Attention all 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates and LLM students:

The Legal Clinic is looking for TWO Project Coordinators for the 2014-2015 Academic Year.
DEADLINE TONIGHT at 11:59pm. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed on Monday 10th March.

*This is a great opportunity where you get to run a legal project, be in frequent contact with lawyers from Speechly Bircham and develop your commercial awareness!

How to apply?

Please send all your applications with your King’s student ID and year of study to kclclinic@gmail.com
1.Why are you interested in this role? What skills can you bring to this role? (maximum 200 words)
2.What ideas do you have for this project / How can you improve the project? (maximum 200 words)

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The main responsibilities of the Coordinators involve distributing and overseeing all the legal cases, responding to client’s queries and arranging appointments and pre-interview conflict check. Moreover, Coordinators are also encouraged to expand the project by establishing new sub-projects. For example, this year, the Clinic is creating a legal guide answering housing-tenants legal questions for students.

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New Developments

Dear all,

The KCL Pro Bono Society would like to welcome Linklaters LLP, Reed Smith LLP and Addleshaw Goddard LLP as new sponsors:

1) Magic Circle firm Linklaters LLP has sponsored the society and is now a Silver Tier Sponsor.

2) Reed Smith LLP will be collaborating with the Legal Outreach for future presentations and workshops.

3) Addleshaw Goddard LLP has provided the AGM venue.

We look forward to working with these firms for the current and future academic years. For more information about each of the firms, please visit:

http://www.linklaters.com/pages/index.aspx

http://www.reedsmith.com/

http://www.addleshawgoddard.com/

 

Ray-Shio Ho

President 2013/2014

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KCL Pro Bono Committee Applications

Hi All!

Most of the application deadlines have closed!

The closing deadline for Legal Clinic is Friday, 7 March!

 

Thank you for your interest!

 

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iConnect – A Reflection

iConnect concluded last Monday to much success. The event saw four speakers from Reprieve, KCL Amnesty, London Legal Support Trust and Disability Action introduce themselves, and addressed concerns that students may have had prior to volunteering for the event. Held at the Old Anatomy Lecture Theatre, the event rounded off with a small Q and A session for students to speak to their representative of choice to address further concerns.

Ed Gillet led the session by representing Reprieve; he went through a series of recent incidents that occurred in America that Reprieve helped to assist. These cases shocked the audience with stories of inhumane treatment and a lack of fair trial in their judicial procedure. He then went on to outline the “legal ninjas’” strategy to litigate and educate the public, and highlighted their key areas of interest such as the death penalty and abuses in Counter-Terrorism.

He was followed by Helin Laufer representing KCL Amnesty. Her interactive presentation gave a brief overview of their longstanding parent organisation and the sheer amount of cases they have undertaken from their inception; a staggering 47,000 as of the year 2000.

Natalia Rymazewska represented the London Legal Support Trust (LLST) next, and showcased the strength of their organisation. With the backing of the present Lord Chief Justice, they highlighted their flagship event, the London Legal Walk, along with a variety of new activities for the next year, among them being a fashion show.

The session was wrapped up by the Disability Action student presentation represented by Daniel Wrapson. The organisation chiefly advises people on the rights that they are entitled to.

The Q and A session dispelled any further concerns students had about volunteering, and ended with the main reason why they got into volunteering in the first place; to make a difference for something they feel passionate about, and waking up every morning knowing they made a difference to someone somewhere.

 

Chris Foo

 

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KCL Pro Bono Society presents “iConnect: Students in Pro Bono”

Ever thought about what you could do for the community? To reach out and assist those in need of volunteering services? Wondered how you can put your legal knowledge to help and reach out to a target demographic?

KCL Pro Bono society presents iConnect: Students in Pro Bono. Join us for an evening with talks given by renowned Non-Governmental Organisations such as KCL Amnesty, Reprive and London Legal Support Trust to give you a brief insight into the wide range of opportunities available to students in volunteering and ProBono work.

This would be a really great chance for students with a passion for pro bono work to meet the organisations personally, and is also really wonderful alternative form of legal work experience which is highly valued by law firms.

Do come down if you’re interested to know more about the opportunities. The event will be at the Old Anatomy Lecture Theatre K6.29 at Strand at 630pm next Monday 28 Oct.

Join us, get inspired and make the difference you always wanted to.

 

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KCL Pro Bono Week

In light of the National Pro Bono Week, KCL Pro Bono Society is proud to announce that they will be holding a KCL Pro Bono Week from the 28th October to the 1st November.

National Pro Bono Week is to is a campaign to celebrate the contribution of lawyers through pro bono work, highlight the opportunities for engagement and explore its role in access to justice. In line with this, we will be holding a few events as well as publishing a three-part Awareness Newsletter.

The events that are confirmed are as follows:

1) Future Career Opportunities with NGOs

- Date: 28 October

- Timing: TBC

 

2) OI Book & Donut Sale

 

We hope to see you at these events!

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Innocence Project

Hi Guys!

Please note that the Innocence Project is calling for volunteers! Applications will open on the 21st of October. Stay tuned for more info!

To find out more about the project, click here.

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Application Deadlines Update

Hi Guys!

Applications have closed for the following positions:

  1. Human Rights Project – Volunteers and Head of Human Rights Blog
  2. i-ProBono – Project Coordinators
  3. Innocence Project – Vice-President
  4. Amicus - Volunteers
  5. Legal Clinic – Student Officers
  6. Legal Outreach – Volunteers
  7. One-on-One Law Mentoring – Volunteers
  8. Opportunity International – Publicity Officer and First Year Rep
  9. Streetlaw – Volunteers and Group Leaders
  10. KCL Pro Bono Society – First Year Rep

Note that the following Projects/Role are being recruited on a rolling basis:

  1. Legal Outreach – Volunteers
  2. Human Rights Project - Writers
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One-on-One Law Mentoring

To all applicants,

We apologise for the wrong link on the website. It has been amended and any interested parties should reapply on the form. We apologise for the inconvenience caused:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1yyMQGh2nKogcqBg4pfr1SQwxSWP5-Sa9EPoSRRgtR38/viewform

 

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