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BPP Law School to offer legal apprenticeships in UK

Jan 16, 2013 BPP Law School in the UK has revealed the imminent launch of an apprenticeship scheme providing a path to qualification as a solicitor without the need for a university education. The move follows the UK government's…

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UK government funds new paralegal training program

Jul 4, 2012 The UK government has announced the launch of a paralegal training scheme that offers students an 18 month course combined with a paid apprenticeship in a law firm. The program will be offered by Pearson, and has the aim…

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NY court system suffers from budget cuts

Feb 2, 2012 The New York court system is suffering the effects of the $170 million in budget cuts made in the 2011-12 period, with widespread court delays, shortages of experienced personnel, reduced jury pools, and other problems.…

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US Legal Aid to take another funding cut

Jan 27, 2012 Legal Aid in the US is set to take yet another hit, as a bill passed last November to slash federal funding for civil legal assistance to the poor by about 14% — from $404.2 million to $348 million – comes into…

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Budget cuts threaten access to justice in the US

Apr 18, 2011 Government cost cutting, at both the state and federal level, is threatening access to justice in the US, according to reports. According to the Wall Street Journal, states and counties have been forced to lay off…

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UK government slashes justice funding

Aug 17, 2010 Access to justice is under threat in the UK following a series of budget cuts. The Ministry of Justice plans to cut £2 billion from it £9 billion budget, while a new tender process for provision of Legal aid…

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