Past or present partners, members, employees or consultants of law firms, or persons with past or present associations with law firms.
The Access to Justice Foundation
Our aim is to improve access to justice for the most vulnerable in society. We do this by raising funds and distributing them to organisations that support those who need legal help but cannot afford it. Receiving legal help makes an enormous difference to people’s lives, helping to reduce debt, poverty and suffering.
The Foundation was established in 2008 by the Advice Services Alliance, Bar Council, CILEx and Law Society. Uniquely its role was envisaged in statute, and by order of the Lord Chancellor it is the prescribed recipient of funds from “pro bono costs” under the Legal Services Act 2007. In addition the Foundation receives donations, including donations of unclaimed funds in solicitors’ client accounts.
The Board of Trustees is chaired by former Attorney General Lord Goldsmith QC and includes senior members of the legal profession and advice sector, including former presidents/chairs of the Bar Council, CILEx and Law Society. One or two vacancies have arisen to the board for trustees appointed by law firms, because current trustees have completed their terms of office.
Requirements of the Role:
- Attendance at quarterly trustees' meetings in London (travel expenses will be reimbursed).
- Work with the other trustees and the Chief Executive in raising awareness of and support for the Foundation.
- Commitment to and enthusiasm about the work of the Foundation and the pro bono sector as a whole.
- A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort with good independent judgement and strategic vision.
- Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
LawWorks is administering the recruitment process. Please apply by sending your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 pm on 17th July.
Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be held at the National Pro Bono Centre in the week beginning 27th July.
Applications are welcomed from eligible candidates irrespective of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, creed, religion and political persuasion.
We are committed to equality and diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.