London Legal Walk 2012 – supporting access to justice

Very unusually, I am looking for sponsorship. I am joining The Justice Gap team on the London Legal Walk 2012 on 21 May 2012.  We are walking with the Lord Chief Justice and thousands of lawyers to raise funds for the London Legal Support Trust which funds Law Centres and pro bono agencies in and around London.

Here is an extract from the ‘about us’ section of the London Legal Support Trust website, which provides a brief explanation of the important work it does.

Access to justice should be equally available to everyone, regardless of their financial situation. This principle is at the cornerstone of the legal justice system in England and Wales. In reality that is sadly not the case.

Advice Agencies and Citizens Advice Bureaux work very hard to try to ensure that vulnerable people do have a way of accessing justice through a mixture of Legal Aid (publically funded work), funding from local authorities and charitable donations and by using pro bono volunteers.

Receiving the legal advice they need makes a huge difference to these people’s lives.

The Justice Gap is an online magazine that promotes access to justice.

Here is the link to our team sponsorship site

I hope you can help this very worthwhile cause.

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