Island Advice Center

TN-GB/05

DESCRIPTION OF THE STEP TRAINEESHIP PROVIDER

Island Advice Centre (IAC) is a pro bono organisation situated on the vibrant Isle of Dogs, and it helps the residents of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets with securing their legal rights with the aim of improving the standards of their everyday life. Access to justice and advocacy are at the core of IAC; the lawyers work to help residents to stay above the poverty line and to empower them to deal with their respective situations. The work done by IAC focuses specifically on welfare rights, housing, and debt issues.

WEBSITE

http://www.island-advice.org.uk

TYPE OF THE STEP TRAINEESHIP PROVIDER

Other, what?: Legal clinic / non-profit charitable organisation

TRAINEESHIP TASKS

The tasks of the Trainees include inter alia:
- Supporting and shadowing the lawyers of IAC with cases dealing with housing, welfare rights, and debts;
- Observing appeal hearings, and being involved in case recording;
- Writing letters and other legal documents;
- Dependent on the skills and eagerness, attending client meetings and interviews

ORGANISING ELSA GROUP

ELSA United Kingdom

PLACE OF THE TRAINEESHIP

London, United Kingdom

EARLIEST START DATE

11/05/2020

LATEST END DATE

21/06/2020

DURATION

6 week/s

REMUNERATION

Public transportation, Food

REQUIRED STUDY LEVEL

Undergraduate

LEGAL SKILLS REQUIRED

Administrative Law - General
Legal Theory - General

LANGUAGE SKILLS REQUIRED

English - Fluent



NUMBER OF TRAINEES

2

NUMBERS OF HOURS PER WEEK

30

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The Trainees are selected to work specifically with a specialised lawyer of IAC. Please highlight in your application any skills, experience and enthusiasm you have which make you THE suitable trainee working in any of the key areas of IAC's activity.

The Trainees' travel expenses are covered and lunch is provided during the working days.

Working time is Monday-Friday 10:00-16:00.