Legal insight.

Are you interested in criminal justice?

Looking for a career change? Or just passionate about changing the world?

Our unique courses give members of the public the chance to work on real life criminal cases. You will work firstly through our digital school. You will read real evidence. You will meet with one of our professional criminal lawyers to discuss how to work on the case. You will then be invited to take part in our group sessions, in which those effected by the crime will hear about your work.

We deliver pro bono legal assistance to clients who might not otherwise be able to fund the preparation of their case and be denied access to justice. We do this with the help of volunteers who not only make an invaluable contribution to our real life casework, but who also undertake training that introduces them to various aspects of our legal system. 
We work completely digitally, so you can participate in our courses from wherever you are, without the need to travel. 
For more information or to request a prospectus, please email applications@freedomlawclinic.com

 
 
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the Craigavon two

On the 9th of March 2009 a police officer was murdered on a housing estate in Craigavon, Northern Ireland. The next day, Brendan McConville was arrested. He has been in prison ever since. The case involves one of the only trials without a jury to have occurred since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.

This ground breaking course is designed to introduce members of the public to the workings of the criminal justice system while contributing to a real life case.

You will work with an experienced criminal lawyer from our clinic who will guide you through the papers. You start by working through our digital school, which will introduce you to the evidence and the law related to criminal appeals. Once you have completed the digital materials, a criminal lawyer will arrange an online meeting with you to discuss the case and how you can contribute. We will then be in touch to arrange a group session where you can discuss your work with other people.

You will have the chance to make a real difference to the life of people who claim to be wrongfully convicted.

You do not need a background in law or any legal training or academic qualifications to take part.  All you need is enthusiasm and a strong work ethic.

Find out why we are helping Brendan McConville here.

If you think you have what it takes to succeed in law then sign up to our digital school.

On signing up you will receive access to materials to help you work on the case. We will also email you to arrange your first meeting with one of our lawyers to discuss the work you will be doing. All the money we raise will go towards making our clinic work.

If you have any questions then why not write to us using the form below.



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