UAB Juodeliai contributes to supporting volunteer initiatives

As of September 2016, upon renovation, Vilnius University Legal Clinic has been open to public. This clinic provides free legal support for socially vulnerable persons, non-governmental organisations and start-ups. Legal support, with the aid of faculty’s academic staff, professional advocates and lawyers, is provided by VU Legal faculty last year students.

This is a volunteer initiative which is free and indispensable for people who are unable to afford legal services. In the meantime, law students have an excellent opportunity to acquire practical knowledge and to help people. This simultaneously enables developing legal education, helping people better defend their rights, and applying students’ knowledge in practice more efficiently. The initiative is being supported by a number of partners: sponsors, patrons and donors. Wood processing company UAB Juodeliai is one of them.

The year 2016 was highly significant for VU Legal Clinic. It reached a limit of 50,000 legal consultations, and with the help of its sponsors it also renovated its premises and is now ready to flourish and implement its important mission. Renovated and well-kept premises create a more welcoming space to receive people and provide necessary support, while modern technologies enable on-line and distance consultations for people all over Lithuania. In VU Legal Clinic, students will be able to consult people eye-to-eye or via high quality broadcasts and ensure safe exchange of data.