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Volunteer Solicitors

The Scottish Child Law Centre offers voluntary opportunities to fully qualified Scots Law solicitors. Volunteer Solicitors are usually solicitors who want to use their expertise to enhance awareness of children's rights in their area of practice or to expand their services or practice to be child client inclusive. Click here to read personal stories from our volunteer solicitors

    • fully qualified solicitors with experience in child and family law or experience in other areas of law which impact on children (e.g. immigration, mental health, disability/equality or administrative law)
    • ideally hold a current practice certificate
    • unpaid voluntary positions for which no remuneration or expenses can be paid
    • 'in-house' positions, during office hours (Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm) or can work from outside the office answering advice line queries by email
    • can be open ended for a minimum period of at least one month
    • or for a fixed period, but the length of the fixed period must be known and agreed in advance
    • duties will consist mainly of responding to enquiries from the public to our advice line (telephone or email if in house, or email only if remote).  Agreed research projects may also be considered.
    • generally speaking there will be no direct contact with clients or representation work

If you would like to apply to be a Volunteer Solicitor at the Scottish Child Law Centre please send a covering letter and a copy of your CV to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it