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.
Visit the Wolverhampton Legal Companions information desk at Wolverhampton Combined Court, Pipers Row, Wolverhampton. Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 3.30pm.
WLC is a legal companions scheme that runs in collaboration with Wolverhampton County Court to benefit both members of the public and our students.
Our Legal Companions are university students who offer free and confidential help and assistance to people dealing with Family and County Court matters.
Wolverhampton Legal Companions are also trained to help you find:
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 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.
If you are interested in participating in this exciting opportunity come along to one of the lunchtime drop-in information sessions
APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
Download the WLC Application (Word doc 523k). The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 27 November. Training will take place Monday 15 January 2018 – Wednesday 17 January 2018.
For further information contact K.Willets@wlv.ac.uk
Wolverhampton Legal Companions are University of Wolverhampton student volunteers, affiliated to the CLOCK scheme, the national Legal Companions scheme.