Law Centre NI’s work to use the law to change peoples’ lives right across NI has today been acknowledged by the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards (LALYs) judging panel. Law Centre NI is through to the final of the Awards which take place (remotely) in London on 6 July.
Speaking after being shortlisted for the finals, Director, Ursula O’Hare, said:
“This is a wonderful acknowledgment of the tireless work of the whole team and of the vital role of law centres in ensuring access to justice for everyone. For over forty years, Law Centre NI has stood for a more equal and just society, using the law as tool for social change. Getting through to the finals of the LALY Awards is a recognition of the difference that the Law Centre has made to people right across NI over many years.”
Professor Grainne McKeever who nominated the Law Centre added:
“I am delighted to see the work of this amazing team getting the recognition it deserves. The impact of this small law centre in achieving real change is now in the spotlight and I’m keeping my fingers crossed for the team on the night.”