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Help make a difference by attending the SmartLaw Fundraising Dinner

On Wednesday 21st September 2016 we are holding our inaugural SmartLaw Fundraising Dinner. This dinner, which is being held in the impressive Inner Temple Hall, London, promises to be an exciting and engaging event, and we are very pleased to announce that our speakers will be the Rt. Hon. Sir Brian Leveson and Shami Chakrabarti CBE.

We would, of course, be thrilled if you can join us in making a difference by clicking here to book your tickets and find out more.

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As well as delicious food and fantastic speakers, we will also be holding an auction with top-range prizes, and will be joined by a number of famous faces and live entertainment.


Sir Brian Leveson

As well as being one of the UK’s most senior judges, Sir Brian Leveson is perhaps best known for his chairing the Leveson Inquiry into the Press’s relationship with the public and its conduct within society.

Shami Chakrabarti

Shami Chakrabarti is the most high profile human rights campaigner in the UK, as well as being a leading barrister and successful author.

We were very careful in choosing our speakers to ensure that our core goals and message were reflected, as well as guaranteeing that those attending have an enjoyable time. Both Sir Brian Leveson and Shami Chakrabarti are working directly in making sure that people’s rights and liberties are well-understood and protected, and so were obvious choices to speak at our inaugural event.

What is SmartLaw?

SmartLaw – the Citizenship Foundation’s public legal education programme – aims to enable every young person in the UK to be ‘legally capable’ – to have the skills and knowledge required to recognise if they have a legal problem and to navigate the legal system should they need to.

We create high quality educational resources, deliver interactive workshops in schools and provide teacher training – and we enable legal professionals to support public legal education in the classroom through skills-based volunteering opportunities in their local schools.

SmartLaw also includes our famous Mock Trial competitions, held in real courtrooms across the UK, and Lawyers in Schools, now placing lawyers from over 40 of the largest law firms, chambers and businesses in the UK.

We pride ourselves in the unique and varied ways we are able to introduce young people to the law – and are working tirelessly to significantly increase the number of young people that can access quality public legal education.

The SmartLaw fundraising dinner will enable the Citizenship Foundation reach more young people, sooner. We look forward to seeing you there!

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