Two of our students, Samantha Warner and Edward Keeling, were shortlisted for the National Pro Bono Centre Award 2013. At the annual LawWorks dinner in London last night it was announced that they were the winners. The project they work on is the Oxford County Court Family Duty Clinic.
The LawWorks awards celebrate the best legal pro bono activities undertaken by LawWorks members and the positive impact they have had on those helped. The National Pro Bono Centre Award is a new and additional award for 2013 and celebrates legal pro bono work undertaken by non-LawWorks partnerships or organisations. The work in Oxford is carried out under the supervision of local solicitors.
The dinner was not only an opportunity for Sam and Ed to celebrate their contribution to this excellent and worthwhile scheme but also to highlight Oxford Brookes School of Law before an audience of representatives of law firms and the wider legal profession. Their award was presented to them by the Lord Chief Justice.
Full details of all the award winners are available here: www.lawworks.org.uk/awards-
And some information about the award can also be found on the National Pro Bono Centre website: www.nationalprobonocentre.org.