4 - 8th November 2019 is the 18th Pro Bono Week 

 

Pro Bono Week will take place from 4th to 8th November 2019. Now its 18th year, events and campaigns in Pro Bono Week encourage and support lawyers and law students to volunteer to give legal help to those in need.

 

Law firms, chambers, legal societies, charities, universities and law schools are signing up to host events during Pro Bono Week, focussing on four key areas:

 

  • Changing lives through pro bono”:

Highlighting how legal volunteering makes a difference to the public and can even lead to changes in the law.

  • “Celebrating pro bono”:

Showcasing pro bono work and achievements of volunteer lawyers; for example the Advocate Bar Pro Bono Awards will take place on 6th November 2019.

  • “Why pro bono is good for you”:

Demonstrating the career value of pro bono through events which explore the benefits of pro bono in terms of collaboration and impact on practice development.

  • New developments in pro bono”:

Specific areas of development and best practice in pro bono schemes, such as cross-sector collaboration, integrating the Sustainable Development Goals into pro bono practice, improving pro bono technical assistance and use of new legal technology.

 

Pro Bono Week 2019 was announced recently by the Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP during a speech at the National Pro Bono Centre:

"Pro Bono Week offers us a chance to celebrate and recognise some of the extraordinary contributions lawyers make in giving free legal help to those in need.

In November, Pro Bono Week returns for its 18th year, and will continue to highlight the many ways members of the legal community can volunteer their time and expertise to help individuals, charities and community groups.”  

 

Resources and updates are at www.nationalprobonocentre.org.uk/national-pro-bono-week  Plan your event now and get it added to the national calendar online by emailing probonoweek@atjf.org.uk, or for any tips on events to hold or campaigns you can join.

 

 

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Robert Buckland MP launches Pro Bono Week 2019