The Free Legal Advice Scheme (FLA) is the product of a highly innovative partnership between the UEA School and Norfolk Community Law Service (NCLS). In 2011/12, the FLA service assisted over 900 clients via its twice-weekly drop-in advice sessions in central Norwich, with 35 LLB students (mainly second years) each attending a minimum of three two-hour advice sessions on general, employment and family issues. All students participating in the FLA scheme receive appropriate training and supervision and regular evaluation of their performance as they assist NCLS's volunteer solicitors by performing a wide range of tasks, including note-taking, follow-up research, making enquiries on behalf of clients, helping them with form-filling and drafting letters.

In addition to the FLA sessions in Norwich, there is a weekly FLA service in Cromer and Great Yarmouth.There is also a FLA Summer Vacation Scheme for students who are available in Norwich over the summer vacation. 

For more information on volunteering opportunities with NCLS please contact Judi Lincoln via email judi@ncls.co.uk or visit the Norfolk Community Law Service (NCLS) website