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Pro Bono

It isn’t just CV filler; pro bono is a bona(o) fide way of making a difference. Pro bono legal work is undertaken voluntarily and a great way of gaining experience whilst still at university.

What is pro bono? By Sameena Manzar, LLB Graduate, University of East Anglia,

What do you mean? I hate U2! Why get involved with pro bono work? Why should you care about pro bono work? What does this term ‘pro bono’ even mean? It really is much more than just a CV booster and I’m going to tell you why. Pro bono is...

Setting up a pro bono project Sameena Manzar, LLB Graduate, University of East Anglia,

You may decide to set up a pro-bono project if you have an idea for a group that you believe would work and would be worthwhile. Be original Make sure that the idea for the project you have and the people you wish to target are not already...

Why you should do pro bono work By Billy Sexton, Editor,

Pro bono translates roughly, in Latin, as ‘for the public good’ which, when you think about it, is a good thing (obviously). Lawyers and law students alike give up their time to volunteer to help those needing legal assistance, but struggle to...

Pro bono opportunities By Billy Sexton, Editor,

What is Pro Bono? Pro bono is the provision of free legal services to those who can’t afford to pay or can’t access legal aid. The main pro bono charity in the UK is LawWorks, who broker free legal help for individuals and groups who struggle to...

National Pro Bono Week By Billy Sexton, Editor,

National Pro Bono Week does exactly as it says on the tin; the legal sector comes together to celebrate the pro bono work that is conducted throughout the industry. But what even is pro bono?! Pro bono is legal advice or representation provided...

Irwin Mitchell Trainees Outline Pro Bono Work By Kim Woods and Daniel Matchett, Trainee Solicitors at Irwin Mitchell

Kim Woods and Daniel Matchett are first year trainees at Irwin Mitchell. Here they detail the firm’s pro bono work, which includes providing monthly legal clinics to the Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes. As first year trainees, we have...



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