Martin Jones - Director
Lisa Wintersteiger - Director Policy and Research
Lynn Evans - Volunteer
Martin Jones, Director, Law for Life
Martin Jones became Director of Law for Life at its launch in July 2011.
Martin was previously Director of the Advicenow Project at Advice Services Alliance responsible for setting up the Advicenow website from 2001. He subsequently led a number of successful Advicenow projects including the LivingTogether campaign in 2004-7; production of Advicenow Guides – detailed step-by-step guides; the EU funded Progress towards Equality project in 2010.
In 2004, Advicenow initiated the campaign for public legal education with Citizenship Foundation and Legal Action Group which led to the Pleas Task Force and the launch of the Public Legal Education Network. Plenet ran from 2008–11 and provided the basis of Law for Life which was launched as an independent charity in 2011.
Martin was previous a consultant with Lasa’s Information Systems team, was an education officer at Tower Hamlets Law Centre, and taught citizenship and life skills in further education colleges.
Lisa Wintersteiger, Director, Policy and Research
Lisa has been a consultant at Law for Life since its launch in July 2011. Prior to that, she held the post of Development Manager at the Public Legal Education Network for three years.
She has a background in consultancy and management in youth and community development and she worked in a variety of positions in the not-for-profit advice sector for over a decade, including mental health and regeneration outreach, training and specialist casework. She has worked in social policy roles at a local and regional level and has been a charity trustee for several years.
Lisa has undertaken research for the International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights and is currently researching a Ph.D. in law and public legal education.
Lynn Evans, Volunteer
Lynn started her career at a Law Centre in South London as an advice worker and administrator. She left to join the Law Centres Federation and after a short spell as co-ordinator focused on policy and became the LCF’s policy manager.
She has been an enthusiastic supporter of public legal education and was a member of the PLEAS Task Force. Lynn promoted the adoption of PLE strategies in Law Centres and was responsible for the Federations's website and newsletter. In 2003 she was awarded an MBE for services to Law Centres. Lynn left the Federation in 2009 and worked part-time for Plenet. She has now retired to Dorset but continues to work for Law for Life on a voluntary basis helping to write their newsletter and keeping the website up to date.