“If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us” – Francis Bacon.
Just Lawyers aims to demonstrate how to use your skills as an in-house lawyer, at all stages of your career, to effect positive change in the world. This section of the website provides you with some tools to enable you to join the movement of being a Just Lawyer in your Organisation, in our Profession, and in Society.
“It seems to be that there is actually no better time, as privileged citizens as we are, to do something more than is strictly required of us on a daily basis. As lawyers, we are all witnesses, mostly silent witnesses, to the crippling barriers that disadvantaged and marginalised people face in accessing justice.” – Swathi Sukumar, TEDxNLUO 2017
Taking your expertise and volunteering or becoming a trustee of a charity.
We’ve all heard of it, but what does it actually mean and what how can a just lawyer get started?