FLAC -- New Opportunities for Women in Law


FLAC is seeking female FLAC volunteers for a programme funded by the ‘Equality for Women Measure’ which will be run from January to April 2015. The programme is aimed at providing tailored supports to women lawyers and women with legal qualifications, to facilitate their entry or re-entry into the employment market. This will be the fifth time that FLAC has run this programme.

Who is it aimed at? The New Opportunities for Women in Law programme is aimed at women lawyers who are currently seeking employment and who volunteer in FLAC’s legal advice centres in the greater Dublin area. Women who are qualified solicitors and barristers as well as women who have some legal background but who have not yet fully qualified, who are currently out of the workforce due to a combination of redundancy, an inability to secure employment, or other factors, are encouraged to apply for a place on the programme.

What is involved? Through a combination of structured volunteer placements, training in a range of areas, and career advice and mentoring, we hope to improve the job prospects of all participants. Participants will:
· Regularly volunteer with FLAC,
· Complete a training course of their choice,
· Come together on a weekly basis for facilitated group learning sessions,
· Complete a learning journal.

The programme is very flexible and the volunteering and training opportunities will be tailored to the specific needs of each individual.
How to apply
If you are interested in participating in this programme, please complete the attached application form and email to volunteers@flac.ie with ‘EWM Application Form’ in the subject title of the email. Feel free to email us with any queries if you are unsure whether the programme is for you or not.
Please note that completed application forms must be submitted to FLAC by 5pm on Tuesday 6 January and all participants must be available to attend an initial orientation and induction meeting in FLAC on Dorset Street, Dublin 1 on Friday morning, 16 January.

For further information call Emer Butler, Lorraine Walsh or Zsé Varga on 01 8873600.

This project is funded under the Equality for Women Measure 2010-2013, with funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) through the Human Capital Investment Operational Programme 2007-2013 and the Department of Justice and Equality.