Dalston Pop-Up shortlisted for Law Works Pro Bono Awards 2013!
Staff, solicitors, caseworkers, volunteers and interns at HCLC are celebrating our ‘Dalston Pop-Up’, our dedicated evening debt and consumer law advice service, in partnership with BPP Law School; Debevoise and Plimpton LLP; Faegre Baker Daniels LLP; Law Works; and the London Borough of Hackney Libraries Service, our Dalston Pop-Up dedicated debt and consumer service being shortlisted for the Law Works Pro Bono Awards 2013!
Dalston Pop-Up is shortlisted in two categories - 'Best partnership in Pro Bono' and 'Best contribution by a pro bono coordinator' where Rebecca Greenhalgh of Debevoise and Plimpton LLP is shortlisted. The Law Works Pro Bono Awards celebrate the best legal pro bono activities undertaken by organisations and individuals and the positive impact they have had on those helped.
The 2013 awards will be hosted by the Royal College of Surgeons on the 19th June. Commenting on the shortlisting, HCLC Chair Ian Rathbone said: "Without our great friends at BPP Law School, Debevoise & Plimpton, and Faegre Baker Daniels, we could not have set up our innovative Dalston Pop-Up service. They have brought their professionalism, authority and wide knowledge to boost a much needed service in one of the poorest areas in the UK. We are pleased too that lawyers from other parts of the legal world are prepared to come and find out what it's like at this end of human affairs, and to be supportive of the work we do under difficult circumstances.
The service is already oversubscribed, such is its success. It has encouraged and inspired us to look further and see in what ways we build up our relationship together and provide more help to the poorest in our community".
Ian Rathbone also praised Rebecca Greenhalgh from Debevoise and Plimpton LLP for her outstanding contribution to the Dalston Pop-Up service: "Rebecca has been a wonderful help to us at Hackney Community Law Centre in establshing our innovative pop up law shop at Dalston Library. We know we can rely on her to find people who can fit in with our service requirements and maintain a high standard of advice and legal help for people in one of the most deprived boroughs in the UK. In short, we couldn't do it without her".