February 15, 2018
The fourth Justice First Fellowship conference was held last week (5/6/7 February) together with the Annual Dinner. This brought together Cohort 3 for a 2-day event and Cohort 4 for a half-day event.
Fellows are brought together four times during the two years to share experiences and receive additional support and training on issues including:
Cohort 3 enjoyed an externally run event at Social Media Exchange on improving Fellows media know how.
Held at Allen & Overy LLP (who kindly provide their premises free of charge) and involved assistance on Project Development. The session was run as a part open space/part mini-incubator event. This event allowed participants to discuss issues relating to their projects that are most important to them. Fellows put forward topics and questions that they most urgently want to explore. Fellows then split into groups to examine those issues, develop solutions and push thinking forward. Participants can move freely between discussions and suggest new ones as the day develops. In the room we had expert consultants to supplement Fellows’ discussions, provide insights and give hands on support.
The JFF Dinner was held for all those involved in the Scheme, the event took place at the Law Society on 6th February. Over 100 guests joined us, including Fellows from all Cohorts 1,2,3 and 4, Hosts and Sponsors.
The guest speaker was Kaweh Beheshtizadeh (seen here delivering his address) who specialises in asylum and immigration law at the law firm Barnes Harrild and Dyer.
At the dinner Guy Beringer, the Chairman of Governors, presented the graduating second round Fellows (shown below) with certificates, recognising the completion of their two-year Fellowship.
The individual presentation photos can be seen here.
A half day conference for the newly appointed Cohort 4 Fellows (20 in total). This involved:
(photos of the Fellows making their presentations can be seen here)
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