The JAI is your voice on major issues facing in media profession. Things like concentration of ownership, newsroom budget cuts, freelncers fighting to protect their intellectual property, increasing restrictions on access to government informtion and protecting journalist from naming confidential sources.
The JAI offers a forum for discussing issues and a vehicle for effective action with politicians and the public. The JAI is able to offer a wide range of legal services to its members. As with all unions/ organisations/ associations there are restrictions and the provision of such services is entirely at the discretion of the JAI. If the JAI is advised by its lawyers that you have a good case then it will support you, subject to the terms outlind below and in the legal assistnce policy statement. The JAI has a small in-house legal department, who liases with outside solicitors to provide legal services to the union/ associations/ organisations and the members. The legal Department does not provide a telephone advice service and only deals with members.
COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The JAI provides a free three hour advice service to members who have problems in this area.
LABOUR/ EMPLOYMENT LAW
The JAI provides legal advice on all aspects of employment law and will provide legal support for Employment Tribunal claims