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Beyond the Courtroom K. Ghose

Beyond the Courtroom By K. Ghose

Beyond the Courtroom by K. Ghose

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A new title aimed to guide lawyers, advisers and the voluntary sector on how to use the law as a tool for social change -getting involved in campaigns, law reform, shaping legislation and using the media to influence public opinion.

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Beyond the Courtroom: A Lawyer's Guide to Campaigning by K. Ghose

Lawyers increasingly play a wider role than their individual cases; they seek to influence laws before they are enacted or to involve themselves in campaigns aimed at changing Government policies and practice. But they often lack knowledge about how best to use their legal expertise to make an impact. There is no publication specifically aimed at the 'campaigning lawyer' that gives them the answers to the questions they ask, such as 'how can I change the law to make it better for my clients?' or 'how can my skills be put to best use in a campaigning organisation?'

Table of Contents

Foreword - Vera Baird QC MP; Introduction; Chapter 1 - key themes running through book: law and politics and the key institutions; history of campaigns and the law; where do lawyers fit in; Chapter 2 - The law in the making; How to influence draft laws and policies early on. Navigating your way through Whitehall; how to impact on ministers, civil servants and special advisers; responding effectively to Government consultations and the role of lawyers in the civil service; Chapter 3 - How a Bill becomes an Act; Breakdown of the key stages - following a Bill through Parliament with tips on influencing civil servants, drafting amendments, getting them tabled, and how to engage parliamentarians with your key issues; Chapter 4 - - Parliament: the tools and techniques; Explanation of parliamentary procedures and methods (including committees, questions, debates etc) and how to use them to influence Government policies - e.g. how to make most impact when giving evidence at Select Committees; Chapter 5- Europe; As Europe becomes an ever greater source of UK law, tips on to how to influence Directives early on enough to make a difference; how the different institutions (Commission; Parliament and Council of Ministers) operate and who really has influence; Chapter 6- Making your mark on the media; The different types of media; the media's interest in the law and legal cases; how to influence the media; Chapter 7 - Working in partnership; Why work in partnership with other lawyers and organisations? NGOs/campaigning organisations - - how they can use your skills; paid and unpaid opportunities to put your skills to use. Includes: acting pro bono; - test cases; their impact; the role they play in wider campaigns; - being a legal expert for a campaign or a charity's legal officer etc; becoming involved in policy forums and networks; Appendices; 1. Templates - e.g. amendment, parliamentary briefings; 2. Relevant organisations and contact details; 3. Useful information/ publications; 4. Glossary

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Beyond the Courtroom: A Lawyer's Guide to Campaigning by K. Ghose
Used - Very Good
Legal Action Group
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