Pro bono

  • Lawyer holding sign 'pro bono, it's part of being a lawyer'

    The Law Society actively supports and facilitates our members' involvement in pro bono initiatives.

    We know that our members provide a huge amount of important free legal advice to individuals, charities and community groups throughout England & Wales, and we work with them to help celebrate and grow this work.

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      Pro Bono Manual

      The Pro Bono Manual is a practical guide and resource kit for solicitors looking to develop a pro bono programme, either in-house or in a law firm.

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      Pro Bono Charter

      The Pro Bono Charter is a public commitment by the legal community to promote pro bono opportunities throughout their businesses and to help support this goal.

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    Download the Law Society briefing document on legal aid for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

    7 July 2017
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    New report celebrates excellence in the legal profession

    The Pride in the Profession campaign report has been published.

    10 May 2017
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    Pro bono opportunities open in National Pro Bono Week 2016

    Find out about some of the events taking place in National Pro Bono Week.

    19 October 2016
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    Lawyer twinning opportunity: Lawyers Against Poverty and the League of Women Lawyers

    We are inviting volunteers to participate in a twinning project to connect solicitors in the UK with those working in less developed countries.

    4 May 2016
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    Nominations open for pro bono awards

    Nominations are now open for the Junior Lawyers Division Pro Bono Award 2013, held in partnership with LawWorks.

    7 March 2013
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    Pro bono charities: trustee vacancies

    Applications are being sought for vacancies on the trustee boards of two leading national pro bono charities in partnership with the Law Society.

    23 May 2012
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    Pro bono week: get involved

    National Pro Bono Week opens on 7 November with a debate at the Law Society. Find out more.

    27 October 2011
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  • The Law Society actively supports our members' pro bono initiatives and we are always looking for new and innovative ways to support and celebrate the pro bono work carried out by solicitors, while acknowledging that pro bono legal work is always only an adjunct to, and not a substitute for, a proper system of publicly funded legal services.

    We are a member of the attorney general's domestic and international pro bono committees and a founding signatory of the Pro Bono Protocol, which provides a common pro bono definition for the sector.

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    Free and confidential support and advice for Law Society members and employees of law firms.
    Call us on 020 7320 5675.

  • Contact us

    For further information about how we support our members with their pro bono work, please contact our pro bono and public legal education policy officer, Valerie Robertson.

    Please note that we do not keep a list of pro bono providers and are unable to refer members of the public to pro bono solicitors.

    For the Public

    You can also find more information on pro bono and other legal issues on the Advice Now website.

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