BAILII wins grant from Legal Education Foundation

BAILII is one of the first six organisations to win a grant from the Legal Education Foundation which was launched 10 July.

The Foundation is the charity established following the sale of the College of Law last year. It has some £200 million to invest, making it one of the largest foundations in the sector.

BAILII applied for funds to enable it to cover the initial training and year 1 salary costs for a Deputy Director (to assist Joe Ury) and a part-time fund raiser (which latter post should be self-financing after the first year).

The other five grantees are Advocacy Training Council (how to deal with vulnerable witnesses), Galleries of Justice (using courtrooms to teach children about law), Law Centre Network (legal advice for those who are unable to pay for it), LawWorks (to support, promote and encourage a commitment to pro bono work), Pro Bono Community (two trainees are establishing courses to pre-train law students to give advice in clinics about welfare) and Pathways Phase 3 (encouraging young people from less socially advantaged backgrounds to enter the law).

More details in this Lawyer article.

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