Supporting access to justice: Student pro bono awards

Supporting access to justice: Student pro bono awards

The eleventh annual LawWorks & Attorney General Student Awards were held at an event at the Houses of Common last month. Hosted by the Attorney General, Jeremy Wright MP, and sponsored by LexisNexis, the Awards celebrate the best pro bono activities undertaken by law students and law schools and the positive impact those activities have had on those who have been assisted. The awards incorporate the Access to Justice Foundation Award for an educational body or student which has made a significant contribution to promoting access to justice. The full list of winners and shortlisted candidates can be found on the LawWorks website.

James Harper, head of customer engagements at LexisNexis UK & Ireland (and one of the panel of four judges) speaking at the awards said: “LexisNexis is incredibly proud to sponsor the LawWorks & Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards now in their 11th year. Advancing the Rule of Law is at the very foundation of LexisNexis’s global strategy, and securing access to justice for all is a critical strand of our efforts. We are honoured to support the innovative and vital pro bono work being delivered across the country and we congratulate all those nominated and shortlisted for their valuable contributions.”

We caught up with James and asked him some more about LexisNexis' involvement.

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