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About Us
"Our model of legal support makes us stand out from the rest - we care about our clients’ situations and will help them as much as we can, through our free or affordable services."
Our Services
"One of the greatest challenges to accessing specialist legal advice is that people don’t always recognise that their problem has a legal resolution. Providing people with specialist legal advice quickly so that we can support them to resolve their problem remains a priority for us."


We are supported by a team of dedicated volunteers. From our board of trustees to volunteer legal advisers, each volunteer is crucial to the operations of North East Law Centre!

Why Volunteer?

Legal Aid cuts have led to considerable justice gaps across society and in our communities. A consequence of this is that many people who need to access legal advice and services are left unsupported. North East Law Centre provides free services across several areas of law, to as many people as possible. Our volunteers enable us to increase the provision of our services, and access to justice across our communities. We currently have volunteers supporting us in Employment Law, Family Law, Education Law and Welfare Benefits. Without our volunteers we wouldn't be able to offer the range of support that we do. 

Volunteering Roles

Legal Professionals 

We are actively looking to recruit a number of volunteer lawyers who are willing to assist with our pro bono projects in Newcastle and the North East.  We have a range of projects covering a wide range of categories of law including Education, Welfare Benefits, and Employment, but we welcome enquiries from anyone looking to support in any area of law.

Management Committee Volunteer 

Our trustees are volunteers who give a few hours a month to support the strategic development of the Centre.  From time to time we advertise vacancy on the Board for trustees with particular skill sets.  We are currently are currently looking to recruit a trustee with marketing experience.  

General Law Centre Volunteers 

We are not currently recruiting in this area. However, we are currently reviewing our future requirements in this area and will publish them on our website shortly.  In the meantime those looking to volunteer in this category should continue to visit our website periodically.

To find out more about these services or to make an appointment, please get in touch.

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