Gateway Online examines the contentious legal issues that the Eurozone Crisis is forcing
City lawyers to consider. It’s certainly a step outside the realm of probono, but it’s always
important to keep a pulse on the state of the economy, fiscal policy and individual business.
We just so happen to operate a newspaper in addition to all the other great things we do!
It goes by “The Advocate”, and you can stay up to date on all its updates, release schedule,
and other news by following us on the Advocate Twitter Page.
Life after legal aid. The Guardian examines the effect, and possible link between,
the Welfare Reform Bill and the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of offenders
(Laspo) Bill. The article expresses one view that suggests a very stark future for
legal aid, in the specific area of welfare benefits.
On behalf of everyone at the QM Pro Bono Group, Happy New Year!
Lawyers without Borders - Country Guide Project Presentation
On Tuesday, 22nd November 2011, Commonwealth & International department held a
presentation about Country Guide Project by McDermott Will & Emery UK
The event was a great success and concluded with an excellent number of 41 students
participating in the project, including several Queen Mary Student Pro Bono Group
The project is due to begin in early December this year, with a completion date in late
April 2012. Most interest was held towards the project in West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The project is new and this is the first time for QMSPBG. We are anticipating
much and looking forward to see how it all goes!
For anyone still interested in this project, please contact Alessia Kalish via email@example.com.
Join us on December 3rd for some Yuletide cheer at Grace Bar (Cocoa Club).
Some startling developments occurred when the leaders of all 16 Commonwealth
countries met in Perth in late October. Indeed, female members of the Royal Family
are now on an equal playing field with men when it comes to the rules of succession
to the throne. This essentially means that if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s
first child is a girl, she can become Queen even if subsequent children are sons.
You are welcome to read deeper into this historic development on the BBC,
Telegraph & Guardian.
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Lawyers Without Borders Country Guide Project (Presentation) - Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 19:00
Cuts in legal aid will result in courts and tribunals “struggling to manage their
caseloads” and deny justice to the most vulnerable in society, a government-funded
body warned on Friday. What impact will this have for pro bono work? Read
the full story from The Guardian.
2011-2012 Queen Mary Student Pro Bono Group