NOvA, the Dutch Bar, has extended the subsidy scheme for trainee lawyers working in socially- minded law firms. The scheme was first introduced in 2020 and reached its full allocation, with 175 lawyers making use of it. The scheme finances the training costs of lawyers seeking to work in a socially based law firm.

The subsidy scheme will be made available for the first time this year. The evaluation of the scheme  shows that trainee lawyers from all over the country and with various specializations have made use of the scheme. This demonstrates that the scheme contributes to good national coverage of social lawyers.

The scheme came back into action on 14th April and is expected to reach another 175 lawyers seeking to train in a social law firm.

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