Wlv Legal Advice Centre

Areas of law on which we do not provide advice include: The University`s Legal Aid Service service includes preliminary legal advice on whether you have legal rights or claims, and identification: Get to know the team that provides our legal advice. We reserve the right not to give advice in individual cases. Fill out a form to request a free legal appointment at our centre. In order to offer you the best possible service, we will not give you any advice at the first meeting. Students will research your case and review their advice with their academic tutor and/or an experienced lawyer. You will be invited to a follow-up interview with your study advisors within two to three weeks, who will then advise you. Alternatively, we can also advise you in writing. If we are unable to advise you, we will try to refer you to other services that may be able to help you. The legal aid office is run by law students; They provide you with free legal advice under the supervision of academic staff, some of whom are qualified lawyers or lawyers. Local law firms also support our legal advice centre, which is provided pro bono for the common good. The University`s Legal Aid Centre builds on a long tradition of student legal clinics that recognize that the community and students would benefit from experiential legal training. The clinic`s work prioritizes the needs of the community for legal services and the interest of clients, which complements legal education in developing students` legal skills, legal experience in practice, and reflection on ethics and the conduct of legal practice.

The University of Wolverhampton Legal Advice Centre provides free legal advice to the local community. Especially for those who cannot get legal help through other non-profit organizations, for example, the Citizens` Advice Office. This way, you can determine if you have a legal case or claim and what you can do to resolve it. Students in the Faculty of Humanities, Economics and Social Sciences can volunteer at the Legal Advisory Centre in addition to their studies. Student volunteers gain experience through experiential learning. Our students, supervised by university staff and volunteer lawyers, advise the public. Students are expected to process public inquiries that relate to legal issues and, in some cases, to identify other local services that may be available to them. Students also gain experience in conducting client interviews, legal research, and applying legal principles to real-world legal problems by providing general advice on employment, probate, property, and civil law issues.

Volunteers will also benefit from the opportunity to practice legal writing and writing. The Legal Advice Centre will be able to provide advice in a wide range of areas of law, including: If you have any questions, please contact Beverley Rizzotto, Manager of the Legal Advice Centre, legaladvice@wlv.ac.uk The Advisory and Advocacy Centre (CRA) provides professional, free, impartial advice and representation, independent and confidential to all students of the University of Wolverhampton. Free legal advice is provided by the university`s law students under the supervision of Beverley Rizzotto, director of the Legal Aid Centre, her lecturers or practicing lawyers from local law firms. Please remember that this is a student ministry that relies on volunteers. If you need legal advice urgently, you may need to consult a lawyer or seek further advice You can access our information/fact sheets on self-help advice. We do not provide legal advice by phone or email. We will be hosting a family law clinic on Thursday, November 10 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. If you are looking for an initial general consultation regarding separation, divorce, custody and contacts, please stop for a free 20-minute consultation. Our family law clinic is supported by Nirmal Phull, lawyer of Vienna Kang Lawyers You must contact us to make an appointment. It is best to send us an email or fill out an online application form and leave your details with the person in charge of the legal aid centre.

The head of legal aid will contact you as soon as possible to make an appointment. We do not give legal advice by phone or email. You can reach by phone from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday: 01902 322038 During your appointment, you will be interviewed by two student advisors under the supervision of academic staff. Please bring all relevant documents for this interview with you. All communications between you and the student advisors and their supervisors are strictly confidential. The clinics will resume in November 2022, the dates are still to be confirmed.

To volunteer at the Legal Advice Centre, you must be a registered student at the University of Wolverhampton and ideally have a law degree (this may include, for example, combined degrees such as economics and law) or a degree in another social science, whether a bachelor`s or postgraduate degree. Services are currently being resumed with in-person appointments. We will try to schedule virtual appointments through Microsoft Teams if you are unable to make it to the Legal Advice Center in person. If you have a question, please contact us via the online application form, which you can access here. Legal Advice Centre – Covid-19 Information, rules and guides: Notice to service users Our work is supported by organizations that provide expertise and sponsorship. We are independent of the university. In this way, we can represent you in our relations with the university without conflicts of interest. The University of Wolverhampton Legal Advice Centre is located in The George, on the corner of Wulfruna Street.

This is a common space with the university`s “gateway” service. The legal aid office is run by law students. First of all, we offer you an appointment for a first consultation at the center. Two students conduct the interview under the supervision of the center director (a qualified lawyer) or a research assistant (some of whom are qualified lawyers or lawyers). Local law firms also support our legal advice center and offer their services “pro bono”, which means “for the common good”. Our pop-up family law clinics are back as part of National Pro Bono Week, November 7-11. The Legal Aid Centre will reopen the week of October 10. You can also use the ASK service on the university`s homepage (please click on the blue circle in the bottom right corner) Our students explore different branches of law to make real change in their community.