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18 Mar 11 #258240 by Fiona
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Ruby has posted a very useful announcement about new pro bono services in Scotland modeled on LawWorks. Unfortunately the post is locked and I can't comment there but LawWorks, which has been operating in England & Wales for sometime, doesn't accept applications in relation to family cases. They will accept cases relating to housing, debt etc. I assume the same will apply in Scotland.

www.lawworks.org.uk/index.php?cID=10354

In any event at the moment the organisation is "encouraging and enabling lawyers to become actively involved and use their skills for the benefit of individuals and communities. " Lawyers can become members but as far as I'm aware the public cannot access the service at present. So unless someone knows differently I wouldn't rush out expecting assistance from LawWorks Scotland just yet.

There is, of course, still limited help available in family cases from law clinics such as those run by Edinburgh and Strathclyde Universities.

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18 Mar 11 #258242 by rubytuesday
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Fiona - there is another post that isnt locked.

But yes, at present the EW Lawworks dont accept family law cases. Ive emailed LWS to find out if this is the case with them, and as soon as I have a reply, I will share the information.

I wonder if its possible to lobby both Lawworks (England) and Lawworks Scotland to take on family law cases?

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18 Mar 11 #258247 by Fiona
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I wouldn't hold your breathe. As I understand it LawWorks doesn't take on family cases because they are complicated, involve a lot of work and are too time consuming to do on a voluntary basis. :(

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18 Mar 11 #258253 by rubytuesday
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:(

*exhales* and starts breathing again.

I thought that might be the case, Fiona.

Still, we should welcome any pro bono work sols do take on, as it does benefit those who most need it.

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