LawWorks Cymru ensures access to free legal expertise and advice for people in Wales who cannot afford to pay for it and have nowhere else to go. We are strengthening the work in Wales of LawWorks, the leading pro bono charity for legal professionals, including soliciters, in house counsel, mediators and students. We are helping Welsh lawyers and legal professionals reach Welsh communities, by brokering legal casework and facilitating free legal advice clinics for those who can benefit most from access to justice. Rather than providing a frontline service, our role is to help identify areas of particular legal need in Wales, to target and co-ordinate Welsh legal pro bono work effectively and to support volunteer lawyers in providing advice by telephone, by email and face to face.
We focus on inclusion, well-being and extending legal pro bono services to those in Wales who are most in need. Through our Big Lottery Funding, we are developing a specific project enabling disabled people and their families to receieve local, accessible legal advice.