Pro bono work makes an important contribution to society, helping many people, charities and communities who cannot afford to pay for legal help.
However, pro bono is not a substitute for a properly funded legal aid system. Lawyers who volunteer their time to do this work should not be taken for granted.
- Use campaigns such as Pro Bono Week to improve public awareness of the social contribution pro bono work makes
- Develop the capacity and strategic presence of pro bono work to improve access to justice in the UK and internationally
- Support the diversity of pro bono opportunities, from clinics offering social welfare advice to engaging with foreign governments
- Work with LawWorks, Citizens Advice and the Law Centres Network to provide a coordinated response to the LASPO Act 2012, cuts to legal advice funding, and to strengthen existing pro bono networks
- Make sure all members of the profession can access pro bono opportunities