Can I volunteer?


FRU's volunteers are law students, lawyers or people with practical legal experience. To volunteer you must meet our minimum criteria, set out below.

All volunteers must visit the FRU office regularly (several times a week) while running cases. Volunteers must agree to abide by the Bar Code of Conduct, as it applies to FRU.

Minimum academic requirements

To attend a training day you must meet the following requirements:

Social Security: Have reached May in the penultimate year of an LLB or started the GDL.

Employment: Have completed a qualifying law degree or started the GDL

Other situations:

  • Cilex students can volunteer for FRU if they have completed their level 3 diploma.
  • Foreign Qualified Lawyers can volunteer for FRU.
  • If you have practical experience of working in the tribunals we cover, but do not meet the above requirements, you should contact us with details of your experience.

Reasonable Adjustments

FRU will make reasonable adjustments to allow those with disabilities to volunteer. Please contact us explaining your situation.