|Job Title||Trainee Solicitor|
|Reports to||Legal Director & Partner|
|Location||Home-based & JRS Offices (39 St Vincent Place, Glasgow )|
|Grade/Salary||£19,500 (first year); £22,500 (second year)|
|Hours||35 hours per week|
JustRight Scotland (JRS) is Scotland’s legal centre for justice and human rights. We use the law to defend and extend people’s rights. We believe in inclusion and social justice collaboration, which means that all our projects work in areas in which gaps in access to justice lead to discrimination and disadvantage.
JustRight Scotland (JRS) is Scotland’s legal centre for justice and human rights. We use the law to defend and extend people’s rights. We believe in inclusion and social justice collaboration, which means that all our projects work in areas in which gaps in access to justice lead to discrimination and disadvantage. We aim to tackle those issues by sharing resources, and working with non-lawyers, to explore models for providing expert legal advice and information, efficiently and effectively. We do this by providing legal services directly to individuals as well as working to improve outcomes for our clients by contributing to policy and research, and delivering training and outreach. We aim to test new models for leveraging our legal expertise within these collaborations, and sharing what we learn along the way.
The successful holder of the post at JRS will be sponsored by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP through Skadden’s Justice First Skadden Trainee (JUST) Programme, and will take up the position as a JUST Programme Trainee. Through the JUST Programme, which is administered by The Legal Education Foundation and hosted by JRS, the trainee will be given the opportunity to make connections with Skadden attorneys and the wider Skadden network, train alongside Skadden attorneys on relevant areas including immigration and human rights, and receive funding for ancillary training support costs. The aim of the JUST Programme is to support the training of the next generation of social welfare lawyers who will become leaders in their field and important advocates for access to justice, and it was inspired by the US Skadden Fellowship Program, which has provided two year fellowships to over 800 talented lawyers to pursue social welfare law. The successful holder of the post at JRS will also benefit from training and networking opportunities with the US Skadden Fellowship network. More information on the JUST Programme is available here.
The post holder will have the opportunity to gain experience across our 4 centres of legal excellence:
All our centres require the application of human rights law, and a human rights-based approach to service delivery. The post holder will also work alongside our experienced team of human rights lawyers by contributing to our policy, training and research work through our hub JustRight For All.
Importantly, the post holder will have the opportunity to develop their own specialist legal project for JRS working under the expert guidance and supervision of our management team.
For further information, visit our website.
Any questions regarding this organisation or the position should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Knowledge & Qualifications||Ability to obtain an entrance certificate issued by the Law Society of Scotland allowing entry into a legal traineeship in Scotland.||✓|
|Knowledge of UK and European human rights law and procedure.||✓|
|Understanding of the experiences of at risk and marginalised communities in the UK.||✓|
|Skills & Experience||Excellent English written and oral skills, with the ability to communicate complex issues in clear, jargon-free, language .||✓|
|Experience of working cross-sector or in collaboration with other partner organisations.||✓|
|Experience of organising and delivering professional training or public legal education.||✓|
|Experience of working on and contributing to influencing policy||✓|
|Ability to complete tasks to a high standard without significant supervision.||✓|
|Ability to work in a small team in a cooperative, flexible and supportive manner.||✓|
|Ability to manage own time by prioritising tasks and meeting competing deadlines.||✓|
|Ability to develop successful collaborative working relationships externally.||✓|
|Confident ability in use of MS Office: Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.||✓|
|Qualities||A commitment to the promotion of human rights and working to increase access to justice||✓|
|A commitment to an inclusive, human rights-based approach to working with clients.||✓|
|Understanding, awareness of, and commitment to, the principles and practice of equal opportunities and diversity.||✓|
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