PLE Event during NPBW

The education charity, the Citizenship Foundation, has teamed up with the law school, BPP, to launch a new and exciting campaign to encourage legal professionals to volunteer with young people as part of National Pro Bono Week on the 6th – 10th November. We would love to invite you to volunteer and be a part of this campaign.

This public legal education event aims to get as many legal professionals as possible volunteering one hour of their time in their local school over National Pro Bono Week, leading sessions with young people looking at the law around Social Media. Fully comprehensive, high quality materials have been created by the Citizenship Foundation for your use. You will also receive access to a training video to ensure that you feel confident in the classroom environment as well as support being matched with a local school.

This programme aims to increase young people’s understanding of the law, to raise their aspirations and to help them to develop vital employability skills, such as communication and team work. The materials provided are engaging and interactive and look at real life cases and scenarios of people’s online activity, helping young people to understand their rights and responsibilities particularly when it comes to their online activities. For your chance to take part in this meaningful volunteering experience please complete this short form.

If you have any additional questions about the campaign or are interested in volunteering in this programme but are not available during National Pro Bono Week, please do contact Therri Tait at

Bristol Law Society NQ Event – 2 November

BLS logo - Jason Ewing's version

The Bristol Law Society proudly announces our NQ Evening of Celebration Newly Qualified Solicitors invitation 2017

This event is a fabulous opportunity to celebrate the excellence within our city and for those new to Bristol to be welcomed into the local legal community

The evening is open to all Solicitors who have qualified from November 2016 to 1 November 2017

It will take place at the new premises of Bristol Law Society, Bradford House, 12 Colston Avenue, Bristol, BS1 4ST on 2 November 2017

  • The evening will start with a drinks reception from 5.30pm
  • Certificates will be presented from 6.00pm by His Honour Judge Marston
  • Following the presentation of the certificates, there will be a tour of the new office, canapé and drinks reception which will finish around 8.00-8.30pm
  • There will also be a professional photographer to record the event, photos of the evening will be posted on our website and each new Solicitor will receive a presentation photo.

Please contact Clair Ponting on for further details or to reserve your place. The invitation is extended to training principals and parents (advance notice please, for catering) although we ask due to space constraints, please could you limit this to two people.

Bristol JLD Charity Quiz on 26th October

The Bristol JLD and BCL Legal invite you and three friends or colleagues to enter the
Bristol JLD Charity Pub Quiz.
Join us at Totos Bar, 125 Redcliff St, Bristol BS1 on Thursday 26th October 2017 from 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start.

The evening is being kindly sponsored by our friends at BCL Legal

There will be a raffle raising money for Sky Project (Charity Number: XT29524) our charity of the year. A strip of raffle tickets will cost £5.00.

All students, trainees, paralegals, solicitors, barristers and other junior lawyers are welcome!

Entry costs just £20 per team (max of 4) and includes food and a drink!

Enter your team on Eventbrite.