Become a Friend of LALY22 and show your support for social justice by donating to help sponsor the Legal Aid Newcomer award. This award celebrates the vital and inspiring work done by newer entrants who are the future of our profession.
You can become a Friend of LALY22 from as little as £10. All donors will be rewarded with a mention on screen during the in-person ceremony on 12 July, and in the ceremony programme which will be available to all our 500+ guests on the night. We will also give you a thank you on social media. (Donors can also opt for anonymity, if they prefer.)
This is the sixth time we have crowdfunded for sponsorship of the Newcomer award, and we have always been overwhelmed by the level of solidarity shown, which confirms the specialness of these awards. Hundreds of individuals and organisations have previously donated, ranging from trainees to managing partners, senior members of the judiciary, and individual firms and chambers. All the money raised will go towards the cost of staging the event (which is non-profit-making) and to help us keep ticket prices as affordable and inclusive as possible.
Friends of LALY22 will be listed in the order in which their donations were made.
Since they were launched in 2003 by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group, the LALY awards have been a celebration of the important and often life-changing work done by grassroots, publicly-funded lawyers. This year’s 20th anniversary ceremony will be held on 12 July 2022 in central London and will be a party to remember.
To keep our admin costs to a minimum, all donations must be made via the Crowdfunder site. The deadline for Friends of LALY22 donations is 25 April 2022 (which coincides with the close of awards nominations). To nominate someone for a LALY award, go to our online nomination form. All the winners, including Legal Aid Newcomer, will be announced at the ceremony on 12 July 2022. Tickets for the ceremony are available on a strictly first come, first served basis. It is always our policy to give a set number of free tickets to each year’s finalists, which means the tickets we have available to sell are very limited. Please note, being a Friend of LALY22 does not guarantee the right to attend the ceremony. To purchase tickets please visit our Eventbrite page.
If you have any questions about making a donation or the LALYs more generally, contact LAPG CEO Chris Minnoch via 'Contact' www.lapg.co.uk