Get Involved

Solicitors

Are you a solicitor who would like to offer your skills and time to the Centre?

The Free Legal Advice Centre delivers pro bono legal services to members of the public.  Diploma students have the opportunity to take part in hands-on legal work for the benefit of the wider community.    

A commitment to pro bono work is extremely rewarding, but just as rewarding is the huge personal job satisfaction you will have in contributing to the education of our students.  They will be inspired by your knowledge and professionalism and you, in turn, will gain great satisfaction from supervising those who wish to learn.

If you wish to find out more about what volunteering with the Free Legal Advice Centre involves, please contact Rebecca Samaras, Centre Coordinator at rebecca.samaras@ed.ac.uk.

 

Students

Student Advisers: All students on the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice course will be involved as a Student Adviser. This role forms part of the assessed course, Professional Skills and Responsibility.

If you are a Diploma in Professional Legal Practice student and looking for more experience, there may be an opportunity for you to take on another case later in the Diploma year. Please let us know if this is the case by contacting the Centre at freelegaladvice@ed.ac.uk.

Committee and Operations Team: Students undertaking the Diploma course are encouraged to volunteer for a position on either the Student Committee or the Operations Team. Applications for these roles open near the beginning of each academic year. Positions will be awarded following a successful interview.