Brixton on Trial

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Raised by 37 people in 27 months
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Lawyers in the Soup Kitchen  London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Pro-bono project ‘Lawyers in the Soup Kitchen’  operates weekly at Brixton Soup Kitchen each Thursday evening between 6pm- 8:30pm.

Our organisation is run by 12 student lawyers, mainly from marginalised groups whom volunteer each week to assist members of the public in their legal queries and problems.

We have been operating since 2014 and have no funding. All our resources come out of our own pockets and all of our time is free.

We are currently looking for some fuding to help us launch a project called ‘Brixton on Trial’, which will launch next summer (date to be confirmed).

The aim of this project is to raise awareness of the following issues which affect our community:

1)      Legal Aid Cuts and the work of LISK project

2)      Youth Crime and Violence in the Brixton/ Lambeth areas

3)      The connections between poverty and crime

4)      Encouraging students from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue careers in law.

We wish to include local ethnic minority lawyers, businesses, students from local secondary schools and members of the public in a mock criminal trial dealing with the above issues.

The trial itself will seek to educate participants on both the processes and procedures of stop and search and a criminal investigation and trial.

We would be most greatful for all donations made towards helping us launch this programme next summer. 

Many Thanks

Twanieka Alcindor- Founder
Lawyers In the Soup Kitchen
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Update 6
Posted by Lawyers in the Soup Kitchen
4 months ago
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On behalf of the whole team at LISK and all the students who were able to attend Brixton on Trial, we would like to extend a warm thank you to all of you! Thanks to your generous donations we were able to provide a realistic and high quality trial, with lunch for all who attended. After being professionally edited, the final film is now available in full on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0JXVy3-mwk&t=1237s. We thank you again for helping us to make this possible. Watch and share, and keep your eyes open for our future projects!
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Update 5
Posted by Lawyers in the Soup Kitchen
20 months ago
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Brixton on Trial has reached 50% of its goal. Thanks to Rhianydd, Uday and Orane.
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Update 4
Posted by Lawyers in the Soup Kitchen
20 months ago
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Thank you to all of our sponsors to date! Can you believe we are almost halfway to reaching our target!

Please remember we are having our official launch party on 25/05/2017 at the prestigious Blues Kitchen Brixton from 6pm-9pm with live performances, poetry and reputable guest speakers.

All of our donors are automatically placed on our Guest List but please let us know if you need any additional free tickets!

Hope to see you there!

-Lawyers in the Soup Kitchen
Come on down if you can-- Free tickets available on eventbrite
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Update 3
Posted by Lawyers in the Soup Kitchen
21 months ago
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Hi All, thank you all so much for your donations to date. Please please can I ask that you encourage your friends and family to sponsor us to help us to achieve our goal in time for August the 7th!

It's official our trial will be held at the London Royal Courts of Justice.

We still have to get the funds for the lunches and transportation for the students taking part.

Thank you again.

Lawyers in the Soup Kitchen
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£2,306 of £2,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 27 months
Created October 19, 2016
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Good luck Kerry x

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Thank you to everyone who purchased a raffle ticket at our launch event, we are incredibly grateful for the support!

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