Volunteers have always been central to SYRLJ's work. We wouldn't be here today without the dedication, skills and time that so many people have provided through volunteering with us over the years.
Volunteers help us to provide vital legal support to more of those to need it, whilst also bringing new skills and fresh perspectives which help us to reflect on and develop our service. In return we aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where our volunteers can gain skills and experience.
Becoming an OISC Qualified Legal Adviser
We are authorised to provide immigration legal advice and representation by the Office for the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC). All of our legal advisers are OISC accredited and we also support volunteers who wish to pursue these qualifications.
You can find more information about becoming an OISC legal adviser here.
Becoming a qualified Solicitor
If you have studied law and are planning to pursue a career in legal practice you may need to undertake ‘Qualifying Work Experience’ - part of the competencies required to qualify as a solicitor.
Any time you spend volunteering or working with us can be counted towards the work experience you need to become a qualified solicitor.
You can find further information about this route to qualifying as a solicitor here.