We are delighted to be offering a training contract through the Justice First fellowship.

About JCWI

At JCWI, we want to live in a country in which immigration law and policy are based on sound evidence, promote the rule of law and are underpinned by respect for human rights and human dignity. In which no individual or family is made vulnerable or destitute or faces the denial of fundamental human rights as a result of immigration law or its application.

We want to live in a country in which the benefits of migration are celebrated and shared, with no community, migrant or non-migrant, left behind. And a country in which diverse communities are also cohesive and stable communities. In which the politics of migration do not rely on or fuel fear, division and animosity.

Our expert legal team have years of experience defending the rights of their clients across all areas of immigration, nationality and asylum law. Each year we support over 1,700 individuals and their families in securing their status and rights in the UK. 

JCWI Legal Aid Lawyers of the Year 2020

We were delighted to be named Legal Aid Team of the Year at the 2020 Legal Aid Lawyers of the Year (LALY) awards.

Read about Ellen's experiences as a trainee solicitor at JCWI, which she says was "the best possible start to my legal career."

About the fellowship

The fellowship is made up of a two-year training contract alongside the opportunity to devise and run your own project, aimed at increasing access to justice. Fellows will also spend time together throughout the two years, for support, training and access to useful networks, as well as becoming part of a wider movement of lawyers committed to access to justice.

How to apply

We particularly welcome applications from individuals with experience of migration and/or a refugee background.

Deadline for applications: 5pm on 14 September. 

Find everything you need to apply on the Justice First website.

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Eligibility criteria