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A day in the life of ... Sarah Slaughter (Caseworker, Bar Pro Bono Unit)

Date:3 NOV 2015
Sarah Slaughter Case Worker Bar Pro Bono Unit

This article was written in support of National Pro Bono Week running from 2–6 November 2015.

National Pro Bono Week is a nationwide campaign to celebrate the range and impact of voluntary free legal services provided by the legal profession. Support the campaign on Twitter using 
#NPBW2015 and #WeDoProBono

What is your position and what do you do on a day-to-day basis?

Caseworker. I process applications from litigants in person for assistance to the Bar Pro Bono Unit - that means a lot of administrative duties! I check the applications to ensure all relevant documentation has been enclosed then arrange for a senior barrister to review the file and decide whether the charity is able to assist. Once that decision has been made I notify the applicant then look for a volunteer barrister to assist. Once someone has come forward I instruct the barrister and a client relationship is formed. Should the applicant need further assistance they come back to me to repeat the process. I deal with hundreds of clients so my days are very busy!


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