Why take part in Lawyers in Schools?

Trainee solicitor Tamara Vasiljeva, co-ordinated volunteers and took part in the Lawyers in Schools programme for McDermott Will & Emery this year. They are partnered with London Nautical School in Lambeth. Tamara tells us why she enjoyed volunteering her time Continue reading

Giving Nation go to India

QEGS - national

On Saturday 16 February, five students from Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ school in Barnet will embark on a trip of a lifetime: a week long expedition to India to witness the work of the charity Raleigh International. The girls, who won Continue reading

My first Lawyers in Schools session…

SmallerDSC_1018

Monday 12th November saw the first Lawyers in Schools sessions of 2012/13 for Burlington Danes Academy. There, lawyers from Olswang and BBC Worldwide work in partnership to deliver the programme to two Year 10 classes. As always the first session Continue reading

Remembrance as an act of citizenship

poppies-by-moonlightbulb-flickr-cc-by-2

The many poppies of 2012 remind us again of the terrible conflicts of the last century and the fewer dreadful ones of this, lest we forget… In a world where violent deaths are much less common the remembrance of war Continue reading

Visit our Schools Campaign – get involved!

I have first hand experience of the value businesses and their employees can bring to the classroom having been a volunteer myself and also spending my recent career managing employee volunteering programmes.  Increased motivation, confidence, self-esteem, employability skills and communication Continue reading