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What is Pro Bono Week?

Pro Bono Week is an annual week to recognise and support the free legal help provided by volunteer lawyers to those in need. It is now  in its 18th year, and takes place  4th to 8th November 2019.


  • Encourage the legal profession and law students to volunteer their time;
  • Celebrate pro bono work and achievements;
  • Promote collaboration and skills sharing; and
  • Increase knowledge and efficient use of pro bono services.
NPBW 2017 Highlights
Guide to Pro Bono 2018
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Pro Bono Volunteering

1. Recruiting more pro bono volunteers and increasing legal services to individuals, charities and community groups who cannot afford to pay for them.

2. Improving community understanding and support for pro bono.

3. Fostering collaborative relationships.

4. Recognising the pro bono efforts of English and Welsh lawyers.