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October 2019

LJMU Legal Advice Centre – the Rule of Law and the Individual

Thu 31 October @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Blackburne House, Blackburne Place
Liverpool, L8 7PE
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LJMU's Legal Advice Centre is reopening for our 6th year of operation and we have exciting developments for the future to announce. Our theme for this year’s event to celebrate our volunteers' work, and Pro Bono Week, is "The Rule of Law and the Individual" and we are delighted that our keynote speakers this year will be Nicola Brook (Solicitor and Team Leader of Major Inquests & Inquiries) and Leanne Devine (Director and Head of Inquests & Inquiries) from the…

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November 2019

Advocate Pro Bono Webinar

Mon 4 November @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
1 GC, 10 Linconln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3BP United Kingdom
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We invite you to celebrate the start of Pro Bono Week with pro bono and breakfast at 1GC Family Law, or from your own desk.A quarter of the Bar are members of the Advocate panel. Join this short webinar to find out what it means to be a panel member, and how you can help people get access to justice through Advocate. We'll also explore some of the reasons people do pro bono, and there'll be time for you to…

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Private GLD Pro Bono Panel

Mon 4 November @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The GLD Pro Bono and Volunteering Network is hosting a lunchtime session for GLD lawyers to find out more about how to become involved with pro bono work.LawWorks and Advocate will present the opportunities they have to offer and GLD lawyers will share their inspiring experiences with pro bono work.

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Pro Bono Week Launch Event: Human Rights and Pro Bono

Mon 4 November @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane
London, WC2A 1PL
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A panel discussion chaired by Joshua Rozenberg QC (hon), Britain's best-known commentator on the law.The panel is comprised of experts discussing the intersection of human rights, public law and pro bono:Kirsty Brimelow QC, international human rights barrister and former Chair of Bar Human Rights CommitteeMandy Gill, Head of Legal, British Red Cross SocietyChristina Kumar, Legal Fellow for International Justice Mission in the PhilippinesWe hope that you will be able to join us to contribute to the discussion and to network. Registration…

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APPG on Pro Bono and Public Legal Education

Tue 5 November @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The House of Commons, Westminster
London, SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
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The APPG are hosting a Parliamentary engagement event during Pro Bono week; the event is for pro bono lawyers and organisations to meet with MPs and their staff, who are invited to come and find out more about pro bono provision and showcase some of the excellent work that that pro bono lawyers and organisations are undertaking in communities, including issues directly relevant to MPs casework.A range of pro bono organisations, charities and providers covering all areas of law will…

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Launch of Law Society guidance on pro bono for in-house lawyers

Tue 5 November @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane
London, WC2A 1PL
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The Law Society, in collaboration with LawWorks, The Collaborative Plan and the In-house Pro Bono Working Group, is launching guidance specific to in-house members on how they can carry out pro bono work. The Law Society will host an invitation only roundtable session on the topics raised in the guidance during Pro Bono Week on 5 November from 17.30 in Chancery Lane, London, followed by the launch drinks reception.The London launch will be followed by regional roundtable sessions. The guidance…

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Improving Access to Justice in Surrey

Tue 5 November @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles Russell Speechlys, London Square, One, Cross Lanes
Guildford, GU1 1UN
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Getting access to justice is an ever-increasing challenge for ordinary people living in Surrey. Charles Russell Speechlys invites you to join a meeting of key local stakeholders to discuss the challenges of access to justice and the role that pro bono initiatives and cross-sector collaboration can play in bridging the gaps.We are pleased to welcome HHJ Alison Raeside (Designated Family Judge for Surrey) and experts working across the justice system for an action-orientated conversation about improving access to justice for…

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A Celebration of International Pro Bono

Tue 5 November @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Allen & Overy LLP, One Bishops Square, Spitafields
London, E1 6AD United Kingdom
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 An evening of celebration that will showcase some of the ROLE UK programme’s supported partnerships and provide an opportunity for idea-sharing and networking.This event is invitation-only. For more information please contact: roleuk@a4id.org

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Inquests: Access to justice & the role of Pro Bono

Tue 5 November @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
King’s College London, Strand
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
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This seminar, exploring the issues around representation and legal aid for Inquest victims, is hosted by The City of Westminster & Holborn Law Society Pro Bono and CSR  Sub- Committee. The guest speakers are Yasmin Waljee OBE, International Pro Bono Director and Senior Counsel, at Hogan Lovells International LLP; HH Sir Peter Thornton QC, the former Chief Coroner of England and Wales and Rebecca Wilkinson, Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Programmes at LawWorks.Yasmin Waljee and Hogan Lovells  have provided exemplary pro bono…

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Pro Bono: Don’t Get Left Behind – How pro bono can skyrocket your practice and prospects

Wed 6 November @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
The Honourable Society of Middle Temple, The Sherrard Room, Middle Temple Lane
London, EC4Y 9AT
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The Middle Temple Young Barristers' Association (MTYBA), Junior London Solicitors Litigation Association (JLSLA) and London Young Lawyers' Group (LYLG) are delighted to present: 'Pro Bono: Don't Get Left Behind', a combined event for Pro Bono Week 2019, on Wednesday 6 November.We've put together a panel of junior solicitors and barristers who have their own stories to tell of how doing pro-bono has helped build their practices and opened up opportunities they would otherwise not have had access to. You will…

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Bar Pro Bono Awards 2019

Wed 6 November @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Child & Co, 3 Fleet Street
London, EC4Y 1AU United Kingdom
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A celebration of the pro bono contribution made by the Bar.This event is invitation-only. For more information please contact: mdobson@weareadvocate.org.uk

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Pro bono: business development’s best kept secret

Thu 7 November @ 12:00 am

Simultaneous nationwide events coordinated by the Young Lawyers Association - details to follow

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Launch of Family Court Advice Service in Leeds

Thu 7 November @ 12:00 am
Leeds Combined Court Centre, 1 Oxford Row
Leeds, LS1 3BG United Kingdom
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Under the theme New Developments in Pro Bono, on the 7th November 2019, BPP University will be launching the Family Court Advice Service in the Leeds Combined Court Centre, in partnership with the PSU.For more information contact Emma Blackstone: EmmaBlackstone@bpp.com

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Advocate Clerks Drop-in Morning

Thu 7 November @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Advocate, National Pro Bono Centre, 48 Chancery Lane
London, WC2A 1JF United Kingdom
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Breaking the Myths of Pro Bono

Thu 7 November @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gowlings WLG, Two Snowhill, Snow Hill Queensway
Birmingham, B4 6WR United Kingdom
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An evening exploring the perceived barriers to pro bono versus the reality. Guest speakers will share their experience and inspiring success stories of how they have used their legal skills to provide to access to justice in their communities and beyond.For more information, please contact emmablackstone@bpp.com

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Delivering Change: Lawyers’ Role in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Thu 7 November @ 6:00 pm
Kirkland & Ellis LLP, 30 St Mary Axe
London, EC3A 8AF United Kingdom
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This event will bring together Pro Bono Managers from leading global law firms to discuss the relevance and value of the SDGs to the legal sector, specifically how the SDGs have shaped the direction of their firms’ pro bono work. The event will offer the opportunity for legal and development sector stakeholders to examine ways that the law and lawyers can most effectively contribute to the achievement of the SDGs.This event marks the launch of A4ID’s Legal Guide to the Sustainable Development…

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Advocate Legal Design Showcase

Fri 8 November
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The Chancery Lane Project Legal Hackathon

Fri 8 November

The Chancery Lane Project is a collaboration between barristers, solicitors (in house and private practice) and academics to create the legal conditions needed to achieve net zero carbon emissions.   The Project aims to invent the new contracts and model laws to help communities and businesses shift to renewable energy, reduce energy usage and create new carbon sinks.The Project’s focus will be on lasting impact: plans are in place for a legal ‘hackathon’ on the Friday (8th) of Pro Bono Week,…

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