Our team includes up to six volunteer asylum lawyers, two Greek asylum lawyers, a legally-trained coordinator, two legal assistants, Arabic and Farsi interpreters and a finance manager. We always ensure we have at least one French speaking lawyer, as French is the third most widely spoken language in Moria.
All of our volunteer lawyers are practising and experienced European asylum lawyers who have been identified through a rigorous application and selection process. In total, our volunteers have contributed over 32,400 hours of voluntary work since 2016.
We have welcomed volunteer lawyers from Greece, France, Belgium, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Iceland, Lithuania, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Ireland, Poland and the United Kingdom. Each volunteer lawyer stays for a minimum of 3 weeks.
All our lawyers work on a pro bono basis and collaborate closely with their colleagues from the Greek Bar Associations. Where any litigation is required before a court or tribunal in Greece, contact is made with a Greek Bar or a member of the Greek bars.
We also have the following permanent team members:
Philip Worthington - Managing Director (firstname.lastname@example.org). Phil is the Managing Director of the European Lawyers in Lesvos. Having qualified as a lawyer and practised public law in London for six years, he came to Lesvos in January 2016, working initially as a volunteer and since June 2016 with the European Lawyers in Lesvos.
Chrysoula Archontaki - Legal Coordinator (email@example.com). Chrysoula is the Legal Coordinator of the European Lawyers in Lesvos. She is a dual-qualified Greek and Spanish asylum lawyer who volunteered European Lawyers in Lesvos in 2016, before joining the team permanently as Legal Coordinator in 2017.
Vassilis Mamaloukas - Lawyer. Vassilis is an asylum lawyer in European Lawyers in Lesvos' team. He is a member of the Athens Bar Association and began volunteering for European Lawyers in Lesvos in November 2017. He joined the team permanently in January 2018.