Membership for your Organisation
One annual membership fee provides membership for all of your lawyers and gives you and them free access to all of our services. These include:
- free, CPD accredited training sessions, materials and podcasts
- regular forum meetings
- free consultancy on all aspects of pro bono work
- involvement with filtered casework from either community groups or individuals
- LawWorks Awards
How much does it cost?
The fee depends upon the size of the firm. To see the fees and download our membership application form, click here.
LawWorks is a national organisation with offices in London and Manchester. However, our vision is to increase our presence to enable a more focused regional presence.
Our voice and our policies
LawWorks is at the forefront of national policy on pro bono work. Examples include:
- The Pro Bono Protocol, jointly developed by LawWorks and others, is endorsed by all legal professional bodies, provides that pro bono assistance should be delivered to the same standard as fee-paid work. This is a vital tool in improving access to justice.
- As part of the Attorney General’s Pro Bono Committee, LawWorks was associated with policy behind section 194 of the Legal Services Act and the establishment of the Access to Justice Foundation which will serve as the recipient of funds raised by pro bono costs orders and other schemes.
- LawWorks constantly works with all its partners to develop new projects to increase legal support for the vulnerable elements of our communities
- LawWorks has a significant press and media voice which aims to highlight developments which affect access to justice.
LawWorks works closely with a number of partners and under the aegis of national umbrella organisations. These are:
- Member firms, solicitors and mediators
- The Law Society, Bar Council and ILEX
- The National Citizens’ Advice Bureau
- The Law Centres Federation
- The Attorney General’s National and International Pro Bono Committees
- Other national pro bono charities (Bar Pro Bono Unit, ILEX Pro Bono Forum, Free Representation Unit)
- International pro bono charities (Advocates for International Development, The International Lawyers’ Project)
- Community groups, social enterprises and their umbrella bodies (eg National Council for Voluntary Organisations, Councils for Voluntary Services)
- Law schools and law students
To join simply complete our membership form.