2022/23 Charity of the Year – Barton Camp

Bristol Junior Lawyers Division selects Bristol Children’s Help Society as Charity of the Year for 2023

Bristol Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) is proud to announce that it will be supporting Bristol Children’s Help Society (BCHS) as its Charity of the Year for 2023. BCHS is a non-profit organization that provides residential and outdoor learning experiences for children who have had limited life opportunities due to personal circumstances. The organisation aims to foster self-determination, resilience, and aspiration through a variety of team-building activities in a rural residential setting.

BCHS are the charity responsible for Barton Camp, a fully accessible residential centre in Winscome, North Somerset. They aim to provide subsidised camps to ensure that children with any form of disadvantage can experience outdoor adventure and enjoy a great time. In June 2020, BCHS received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, which is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

Tom Hood and Nigel Greenhalgh from BCHS recently met with the Bristol JLD Committee to discuss fundraising opportunities for the coming year. Tom Hood, President of the charity, expressed his delight at being chosen as Bristol JLD’s Charity of the Year and looks forward to supporting Bristol JLD’s fundraising events throughout the year.

As part of its support for BCHS, Bristol JLD will be undertaking a range of fundraising and awareness-building activities and events, including Pub Quizzes and its Annual Summer Ball, as well as forging closer links with the charity. The Bristol JLD Committee is also excited to visit Barton Camp.

Roisin O’Dubhlaoidh, Chairperson of Bristol JLD, commented:

“Bristol Children’s Help Society are responsible for providing disadvantaged children access to opportunities that those in our profession are generally very fortunate to have had ready access to growing up. This might be the opportunity to go on holiday with our siblings or friends or it may be something as simple as seeing a farm animal for the first time or learning how to use a barbeque or put up a tent.”

“We are delighted to able to support the mission of  BCHS for 2023 and hope to be able to fund a residential placement for one of the many groups they support throughout the year.”

Bristol JLD selects a local charity every year, which becomes the focus of its fundraising efforts. Last year, the organization raised £3,892.00 for St. Mungo’s, a charity dedicated to ending homelessness and rebuilding lives. By partnering with BCHS, Bristol JLD hopes to make a meaningful contribution to the lives of children who have faced significant challenges and support a vital organization in its mission.

To visit Bristol Children’s Help Society, please click here: https://www.bartoncamp.org/

Elections Night – 12 November

 Bristol JLD and Chadwick Nott invite you to attend the Bristol JLD AGM and Election Drinks on Wednesday 12th November 2014 from 6pm at Pata Negra on Corn Street.

Join us for drinks and pintxos to celebrate the last year and meet the new 2014/2015 Committee.

We will also be presenting a cheque to our 2013/2014 Charity of the Year – The West of England MS Therapy Centre (Charity Number 801155).

There is no need to RSVP just come along and have a drink or two on our generous sponsors.

We hope to see you there,

The 2013/2014 Bristol JLD Committee

If you are interested in standing the new committee the deadline for returning the application form is 12noon on the 11th November – find out more details on our Website.

CILEx event on 28th October

Bristol JLD and CILEx are pleased to invite you to Alternative Routes to Qualifying on Tuesday 28 October 2014.

Did you know that LLB/LPC/BPTC academic qualifications, combined with paralegal work, can be used to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer, without requiring a training contract?

Not all lawyers are solicitors or barristers. Under the Legal Services Act 2007 (the 2007 Act) Chartered Legal Executive lawyers are ‘authorised persons’ undertaking ‘reserved legal activities’ alongside, for example, solicitors and barristers. Fully qualified and experienced Chartered Legal Executive lawyers are able to undertake many of the legal activities that solicitors do.

The evening will include:
  • A presentation by Lynne Squires explaining how you can use the qualifications, and work experience, you already have to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive.
  • Local CILEx members will be at the event to talk first-hand about the work they do and what being a member of CILEx has helped them achieve.
  • A question & answer session.
Registration is from 5.30pm on Tuesday 28 October at the Bristol Law Library (map) and refreshments are provided courtesy of CILEx

Places are limited. Please RSVP to careers@bristoljld.co.uk to reserve your place.