The Transparency Project is a registered charity that help make family justice clearer to the public.
They have made a request to join their Family Court Reporting Watch team…
“We are a small team of volunteers with various backgrounds, and we depend upon a small core of practising lawyers who can write authoritatively with an understanding of family law and court practice / process for our Family Court Reporting Watch. Depending on practising lawyers with a court based practice and other volunteers means we can’t always cover everything we would like, and want to be able to cover more cases, and with more diversity of voice. We need to increase the pool of lawyers who can contribute to our Family Court Reporting Watch project.
We know that life in family law is busy and demanding, perhaps more so than ever. But if you would like to join the Family Court Reporting Watch team we’d be thrilled to hear from you. You don’t need to commit to a particular number or frequency of posts and you don’t need to be ‘pro open courts’ to write for us – you just need to see the value in explaining family law and family courts to the public.
We are also always keen to host guest blog posts if there is a burning topic you want to write about or who have attended a hearing under the legal bloggers pilot.
Even if you don’t have time to write for us it would be really helpful if let us know if you see cases that need explanation, or news reports that require correction or clarification which we can try and tackle – and if you could follow us and share and retweet our posts so that they can reach a wider general audience (find us on twitter @seethrujustice and Facebook).
If you think you can contribute to the work of The Transparency Project or if you would just like more information, we can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or via twitter.”
Women Returners has launched a new Law Returners initiative, in partnership with the Law Society, to bring legal professionals back into mid to senior level roles following an extended career break. The pilot cross-company ‘returnship’ will be run in Manchester and Leeds with funding from the UK Government Equalities Office Returners Fund. The programme will run for 6 months from February 2019 with up to 40 participants.
Women Returners is looking to partner with legal employers in or near Manchester or Leeds, who recognise the benefits of diversity and who are interested in accessing this relatively untapped talent pool of returning professionals. If you are interested, find more here and contact Hazel@womenreturners.com as soon as possible. There is a limited number of places still available, which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
If you are a legal professional with a career break of 12 months or more, register your interest in the programme by contacting Hazel@womenreturners.com and join Women Returners at their launch events in Manchester and Leeds in November. Find out more information here.
The Reignite Academy
The Reignite Academy is a new initiative promoting women lawyers returning to a City law firm practice. It formed out of a collaboration between CMS, Macfarlanes, Orrick, Reed Smith, Sidley and White & Case.
Look out on the JAC website for judicial appointments. The selection process is currently open!
If you have any queries or need any further details, please contact the Selection Exercise Team by emailing DDJ090@judicialappointments.gov.uk