…did you know that proposals to shake up the legal aid system will deal a blow to access to justice for black minority ethnic (BME) communities? They will:
• ‘cull’ BME firms at a time when they are most needed by their
• severely restrict individuals’ right to choose a solicitor to represent them in times of trouble.
You are invited to attend the Access to Justice Forum, Thursday 2nd November 2006, 6pm; City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA.
Doreen Lawrence - Keynote Speaker
Lee Jasper - Policy Director, Policing & Equalities Greater London Authority, On the impact of the proposals on BME communities. Other speakers to be confirmed
This is a FREE event. Register early as places are limited
To book your place, please email email@example.com with your name, organisation, and telephone number.
The Aim of the Forum is to bring together community groups who will be most
affected by these proposals:
· To raise awareness about the Government’s proposals
· To provide a forum for you to have your say
· To make recommendations for action
This event is organised by the Carter Diversity Group, a broad cross-section of
BME barristers and solicitors, including representatives from the Black Solicitors Network, the Society of Asian Lawyers, The South East Circuit Minorities Committee and members of the Bar Council’s Race and Religion Committee.