VETERAN lawyer Johnathan De Vere Tyndall is once again offering free legal advice to people who lack the funds to pay for it.
And it’s provided in a stress-free setting – over a cuppa at a local café.
Jonathan opened his Pro Bono Café law office in 2009 and this year is making himself available for two days to anyone who turns up at Harvest Café in Newrybar.
There are two Monday mornings offered: June 20 and June 27.
Doors to the “office” open at 10am.
Last financial year Jonathan’s firm contributed more than 188 hours in free legal work, helping people with financial and employment problems, business issues, family law, children's care and parenting, disputed wills, criminal charges and immigration concerns.
Jonathan says he is motivated by the belief that “giving is receiving”.
“The more you give, the more you receive. The more time lawyers spend helping people who need it for free, the more successful those lawyers become.”
The Pro Bono Cafe is not supported by Legal Aid, and many of clients couldn’t get it anyway.
It is unconditional, no strings attached legal help.
There are no appointments necessary: clients arrive and wait their turn.
Staff are on hand to help with research, note-taking and preparation of written advice.
There is no charge for any legal help provided and no obligation to brief the firm later on any matter.
Even the coffees are on him.
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