Voluntary Assistance Scheme - Speaking for Ourselves Advocacy Training

The Voluntary Assistance Scheme (VAS) of The Bar of Ireland is holding an Advocacy Training workshop for charities on Thursday, 24 November 2016 with a view to assisting charities develop their advocacy skills and enhance their capacity to communicate as an organisation.

As advocates who regularly provide legal assistance to charities, VAS hopes that its advocacy experience can be put to practical use in the NGO sector. VAS will also have contributions from experts who will provide advice on effectively engaging with public bodies.

VAS greatly values its relationship with the voluntary sector and hopes that this workshop will be of some benefit to your organisation. VAS would greatly welcome your involvement and the workshop will be provided free of charge to 50 participants.

Places available on first come first served basis


In particular, it is hoped that this workshop will be of benefit to advocates and communications officers from charities and voluntary organisations throughout the NGO sector.

Commences at 1.00pm sharp and concludes at 4.45pm and will be followed by a drinks reception.

Please note that places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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About the Voluntary Assistance Scheme

The Bar of Ireland recognises that in order for any legal system to operate at its optimum level, access must be available to all. Vulnerable sections of society often encounter difficulties in accessing the legal system. While there are State-run initiatives aimed at reducing such difficulties, these are insufficient, and The Bar of Ireland strives to do what it can to address this.

Established in 2004, the Voluntary Assistance Scheme (VAS) is the pro bono scheme of The Bar of Ireland.

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