‘Election looming – Fight now for Legal Aid and Advice’
targeted lobbying of election candidates, MPs and councillors, to stop and reverse the cuts
organising campaign actions and publicity
getting more public support
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DIRECTIONS AND MAP
10.30-11.00 Tea, coffee and registration
11-11.15 Introduction to the day given by Denise McDowell of Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit
11.15-12.15 Round table discussions
Share knowledge and experiences of how legal aid and others cuts in advice have affected different areas of law, with the opportunity to come up with ideas on how to fight back against the cuts.
Individual tables will focus on different areas of practice. Participants can choose the table they wish to join as well as having the option to move to a different table at a later point.
Themes for individual tables:
- Health, mental health, disability
- Domestic abuse and areas of practice affecting women
- Immigration and asylum
- Welfare reform
- Young people’s advice
12.15-12.30 Feedback from group discussions
This will include any ideas for action that have arisen from the round table discussions.
12.30-1.00 Lunch Sandwiches and drinks will be provided.
1.00-2.30 Action groups
Tables will be set up for people to move around to discuss future participation in action. These actions may have been thought up in the morning session or may be actions thought up prior to the event. Some ideas for action already in progress are:
- Political lobbying
- Media and publicity
- Networking, creating/nurturing links with organisations
- Setting up a new law centre in Manchester
- Supporting the next generation of legal aid lawyers and advice workers.
2.30-3.00 Feedback from groups