Lawyers for Lawyers

Focus Groups

Lawyers for Lawyers stands up for lawyers because we believe that they should be able to perform their jobs without hindrance. You can also help, by signing up as a volunteer for one of our focus groups and helping specific lawyers, lawyers in a certain country or by supporting projects.

What does a focus group do?

Lawyers for Lawyers works with two different kinds of focus groups:

  • Project groups. A project group specializes in one specific project. A sponsor event for example, or an award ceremony like the Lawyers for Lawyers Award.
  • Region and country groups. A focus group for a region or country gathers information about lawyers’ situations in a specific country or region. These groups also stand up for individual lawyers where needed, for example by writing letters to local authorities on a regular basis. But they also maintain personal contact with the lawyers involved, and send observers to their trials.

You can join a group on a project basis, or support region and country groups on an ongoing basis. Lawyers for Lawyers actively advises and supports all focus groups.

Who can form a focus group?

Lawyers for Lawyers currently has 10 focus groups. Any lawyer can sign up for a focus group. We also invite lawfirms or Young Bar Associations to sign up as a focus group.

For our groups that focus on a specific country or region, we are also looking for lawyers with knowledge about the specific situation or language in the region in question.


Vacancy Trial Monitoring volunteer for Turkey: Lawyers for Lawyers is training new trial monitoring volunteers for Turkey. Volunteers are Dutch based Lawyers who are willing to visit Turkey twice a year for trial monitoring. Would you like to make a difference for colleagues abroad? Apply now! Click here for more information.

Vacature student-stage: Wil jij het verschil maken voor bedreigde advocaten die opkomen voor de rechten van anderen? Wil jij leren hoe een NGO werkt en een netwerk opbouwen met advocaten van kleine en grote kantoren? En wil je dat doen in een jong, dynamisch en bevlogen team met projecten met een internationale focus? Klik hier voor meer informatie.

More information and signing up

Would you like to receive more information about participating in one of our Focus Groups, or would you like to sign up for a Focus Group? Please send an e-mail containing your CV and a short motivation to

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