National Pro Bono Week took place on the 7th – 11th NOVEMBER 2016
National pro bono week is an annual event at the start of November, sponsored by the Law Society, the Bar Council and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).
The aim of the week is to celebrate the breadth and impact of pro bono work undertaken by the legal profession across the year.
To find out more about national pro bono week please read our NPBW Factsheet 2015.
Background to the week
The week was conceived of in 2001, by the then Attorney General. The attorney general’s pro bono committee was set up to run the week, which was co-sponsored by the three professional bodies to demonstrate joint professional commitment to pro bono.
Over the subsequent years, an independent NPBW committee has arisen which acts as a catalyst for events that are held throughout the country.