"By background, I am a commercial lawyer, but I became involved in politics largely as a result of my experience volunteering in the early 1970s at the first law centre, the North Kensington Neighbourhood Law Centre"
Lord Clement-Jones, Liberal Democrat Culture spokesman [HL Deb, 21.11.2011, c911]
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Whatever your professional capacity, to work at a Law Centre you would need a wide range of skills, including an awareness of social exclusion and the willingness to use your knowledge and skills to inform people of their rights, get involved in community legal education projects and contribute to social policy work.
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