Law Centre Northern Ireland

We work to promote social justice in Northern Ireland, using the law as a tool for social change.

Foreword from Director

Thank you for your interest in joining the Law Centre team as our new Justice First Fellow Apprentice.  The Fellowship is an extraordinary opportunity to join a network of emerging social justice lawyers across the UK, including at other law centres.

The Law Centre (LCNI) is a regional not-for-profit that works across all communities in NI in fulfilment of our vision that we all live in a more just and equal society.  LCNI’s mission is to use the law to change people’s lives.  In 2021, Law Centre was winner in the Regional Legal Aid Firm/Not for Profit award in the Annual Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards.  

Law Centre NI is part of the Law Centre Network.

If you are self-motivated with the passion, skill and commitment to join our team, we’d love to hear from you.  The Law Centre’s work spans social security, asylum, immigration, trafficking and employment law and you will work flexibly across LCNI’s areas of legal specialism.  The Law Centre’s work is deeply rewarding and Law Centre provides excellent professional development opportunities. 

We look forward to hearing from you.

Ursula O’Hare

Director

 

About Law Centre NI

Established in 1977 as a community law centre for the Belfast area, in the 1990s, LCNI expanded its services to cover the whole region.  LCNI uses a blend of legal, policy and education tools to work for social justice, with a focus on strategic litigation that brings about wider social change.

LCNI is a regional second-tier referral agency for the advice sector and also provides assistance to the public in social welfare law.  Law Centre provides free legal advice and casework and seeks to pursue strategic legal challenges that make a difference beyond the individual client.  The Law Centre provides training and information support to the advice network.  LCNI also produces public legal information resources so that everyone understands their legal rights.  Through our policy research and advocacy, we seek to secure progressive change to law and policy, grounded in the direct experience of our clients.  We work in partnership across the voluntary sector in NI to advocate for progressive social change.

LCNI is Lexcel-accredited and regulated by the OISC.  The legal work of LCNI is led by the organisation’s Senior Solicitor who reports to the Director.  The successful candidate will work under the day to day direction of the heads of LCNI’s legal teams and the Senior Solicitor will be Master to the JFF Apprentice.

As a charity, LCNI is registered with the Charity Commission NI and is governed by a Board/Management Committee, all of whom give their time and expertise freely in support of LCNI’s mission.

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