"George Monbiot bemoaned the lack of coordinated opposition to Ken Clarke's planned cuts to legal aid, but the lawyers would disagree. Guardian Law has been following Patrick Torsney's MyLegal board and his @ilegalbytes Twitter feed, and we've republished three of the case studies he's collecting in an effort to prove the worth of the legal aid budget. Follow us later this afternoon as we tweet from Justice for All's event at the Commons." That twitter address is (@gdnlaw)
So NOW is the time to try and get your clients themselves posting on mylegal, or failing that every ilegal subscriber should post just one case study showing how we all make a difference.
Do it now, do it today, Justice for All day. Don't be unable to say what you did to help save legal aid.
Post by Patrick Torsney on Jan 13, 2011 11:51:11 GMT
Only just noticed this Colin! Great news that the Guardian took it up. Real stories are incredibly powerful, let's keep them coming
Also Yvonne Fovargue MP told everyone that they should sign up to MyLegal at the Justice for All launch, in her closing remarks yesterday. It's a slow process but I think people are gradually realising how important it is (and effective in terms of campaigning) to focus on the general public too