Find out more about the University of Wolverhampton Legal Companions on our Facebook page. This gives up to date details of the times we will be available at the court and you can also contact us via Facebook Messenger.
WLC is a legal companions scheme that runs in collaboration with Wolverhampton County Court to benefit both members of the public and our students. It is available to people who need help in relation to a family or civil legal matter.
Law, Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy students who volunteer will boost their experience and support members of the public in their dealings with the County Court. Students assist members of the public with information and support and may signpost them to charities or law firms who can offer further assistance. It is a voluntary scheme and students work two to four hours per week on a rota working with other students.
Students will :
Students gain useful practical experience and skills that will benefit them as they progress their career and will improve their employability.
Service users will register for support on a secure website (assisted by students). Their anonymised information will be collated in a database and used to inform and influence government policy on access to justice.
This opportunity is aimed at students of Law, Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy.
For further information contact K.Willets@wlv.ac.uk