Pro bono legal advice can make a difference across a spectrum of needs: from understanding a form or letter, to casework and court representation.
Any lawyer has the ability to do pro bono that makes a difference – whether you are a lawyer in private practice, or an in-house lawyer working for a company, charity or for local or central government.
You may have legal expertise or knowledge which can help an individual, or a charity or not-for-profit organisation resolve a legal problem.
As part of National Pro Bono Week 2017 – we, at the National Pro Bono Centre, along with the professional bodies who sponsor the week, will be holding a volunteer recruitment drive for free legal advice charities and services.
When we refer to Pro Bono Legal Work we mean legal advice or representation provided by lawyers in the public interest. This included advice or representation for individuals, charities and community groups who cannot afford to pay for it and where public and alternative means of funding are not available.
Please see the pro bono protocol for more information.