LawWorks is the leading pro bono charity for solicitors in England and Wales. You can volunteer your time to people and community groups who are not eligible for legal aid and cannot afford to pay for a solicitor.
LawWorks is committed to working with solicitors to support, promote and encourage a commitment to pro bono across the profession by:
Find out more about LawWorks
The network connects CSR professionals working within law firms. It:
The network can help with pro bono requests which have not been placed anywhere else.
There is a joining fee for firms and chambers but the network has good membership coverage of city, international and national firms.
Visit the CSR Legal Network website
For more information, email the CSR Legal Network.
LVFA was set up in 2012 by a group of London law firms that wanted to offer pro bono legal support to the arts community. It encourages solicitors to provide free legal advice to low income and not-for-profit arts and cultural organisations and community groups.
Visit the LVFA website
The FRU represents clients at social security and employment tribunals in London and the south east.
Most volunteers are law students, but qualified solicitors are also welcome (and may be waived some of the training requirements if they have relevant experience). Volunteers are supported by FRU staff and take responsibility for case preparation as well as the advocacy in tribunal.
Visit the FRU website
The foundation provides access to justice for vulnerable people. It raises funds for organisations which support those who cannot afford to pay for legal help.
Funds are shared among:
Visit the Access to Justice Foundation website
Pro Bono Community launched during National Pro Bono Week 2013 at the Law Society. It prepares law students, trainees and junior lawyers for volunteering at law centres and other advice agencies.
Visit the Pro Bono Community website
Pro Bono Connect matches solicitors and barristers who want to work collaboratively to provide pro bono services.
If your firm is a member of the Pro Bono Connect scheme, you can ask a barrister at another member firm. They do not have to accept the request, only to consider it. If a request is accepted, the solicitor and barrister work on the pro bono case as a team.
The scheme is currently limited to the following areas of law:
For more information visit the Pro Bono Connect website or email our pro bono policy adviser Valerie Robertson.
Young Citizens is the UK's leading provider of public legal information (PLI)) for young people. It helps them to:
Young Citizens calls for the legal profession to continue and grow its support for public legal information by providing:
Read Young Citizens’ views about access to justice