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Law well-being charity asks students, trainees and young lawyers to help man its phonelines

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LawCare also seeks peer supporters this Volunteers’ Week

It’s Volunteers’ Week, and LawCare is hoping lawyers will get into the spirit by lending a helping hand to the charity.

LawCare — an advice helpline for lawyers that received over 900 calls last year — is hoping to find people who work in the legal profession to act as peer supporters.

Peer supporters may be called upon occasionally several times a year, and are there to offer one-to-one support, friendship and mentoring to helpline callers referred to them.

Elizabeth Rimmer, CEO, said:

At present we are looking for peer supporters in certain areas, including trainee and young lawyers.

Legal Cheek has been told this also includes law students.

If peer supporting doesn’t do it for you, there are other LawCare volunteering opportunities available, such as manning its advice line. Rimmer told us she’s after “one or two helpline volunteers”, and added:

We have enough helpline volunteers to cover helpline shifts at the weekend, but we could use some help with covering helpline shifts during the week. Helpline volunteers usually cover one shift on the helpline 10am-4pm at weekends and either 9am-2pm or 2pm-7.30pm during the week, every six weeks or so.

Fancy it? You can contact LawCare here.

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