Pro bono news around the world
A regular feed of pro bono stories in the media and updates from across the global pro bono sector.
Spanish multinational Iberdrola has joined 14 law firms to launch a pro bono legal project for social entities called “Construyendo Juntos”. “Construyendo Juntos” is a multidisciplinary project whereby Iberdrola’s Legal and Tax Services professionals, in collaboration with lawyers from the 14 signatory law firms, will provide training services and legal and tax advice to non-profit organisations.
The Ukraine Pro Bono Collaborative has won the award for “Pro Bono Initiative of the Year” at The Lawyer European Awards 2023. The Ukraine Pro Bono Collaborative (UPBC) is a joint pro bono project among the law firms Allen & Overy, Bird & Bird, Dentons, Hogan Lovells, Norton Rose Fulbright and White & Case, and the NGO European Lawyers in Lesvos (ELIL).
Familiar names Adsan Law, Allen & Gledhill, WongPartnership, Dentons Rodyk and Rajah & Tann were ranked the five best law firms in the charities, not-for-profit associations and pro bono category of Singapore’s Best Law Firms 2024
Pro Bono Law Alberta (PBLA) has announce the return of the 13th Annual Calgary Legal Advice Clinic (CLAC) on December 12th, 2023. This year, in collaboration with Calgary Legal Guidance (CLG) and Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP and Shell Canada.
A&L Goodbody LLP (ALG) has launched its first Pro Bono Impact Report. The report details the breadth of free legal work undertaken by the firm and the positive impact it has on its pro bono clients.
The Law Society has welcomed official studies showing positive results from trials of schemes which provide publicly funded early legal advice to individuals. According to evaluation reports published by the Ministry of Justice, the schemes have saved thousands of people the stress and expense of a court hearing, helping in a total of 36,000 issues over the past two years.
A network of pro bono lawyers in Poland have been helping newly arrived refugees from Ukraine navigate their rights and access social services.
Wouldn’t it be great to receive continuing legal education (CLE) credit for your public good contributions? In recent years, U.S. jurisdictions have adopted regulations that allow lawyers to receive CLE credit for their pro bono service because it incentivizes lawyers to engage in more pro bono and aids access to justice reforms by providing low-income communities with competent representation to address their legal needs.