Thursday, 22 December 2011

PROJECT: Lawyers in Schools

The successful employee volunteering programme, Lawyers in Schools run by the Citizenship Foundation is currently being trialled in Bucharest, Romania. Lawyers in Schools, places practicing and trainee lawyers into the classroom to work with young people to develop their awareness and understanding of the law.

Increasing international law firms are centralising their corporate responsibility programmes and working to encourage their offices in other countries outside of the UK & US to expand the community work that they do. As Lawyers in Schools has been such a successful model for law firms to carry out community work and deliver public legal education to young people. CMS Cameron McKenna an, international law firm participating in the programme in the UK, have been trialling the programme with the school Grupul Scolar Harnaj.  The students have just finished the Learning About the Law unit and will then be undertaking, Youth Justice and Police Powers.

For more information on the programme you can contact Fiona Whittenbury.

Ruxandra Ratiu, International Projects Manager at Citizenship Foundation (UK)