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2024 Report on the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge® Initiative

2024 Report on the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge® Initiative

Read PBI’s 2024 Report on the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge® Initiative, which benchmarks pro bono performance by Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge signatories in 2023.

Pro Bono Professional Networks

Pro Bono Professional Networks

The Global Pro Bono Hub has compiled a list of Pro Bono Professional Networks from around the world.

Measuring Pro Bono Impact

Measuring Pro Bono Impact

This guide offers a concise 5-step framework designed to assist legal teams in more effectively measuring the impact of their pro bono programs.

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Guides to Pro Bono and Other Free Advice in England, Wales and Scotland

Guides to Pro Bono and Other Free Advice in England, Wales and Scotland

Two new guides to pro bono resources in the UK have been launched. The Guide to Pro Bono and Other Free Advice in England & Wales and the Guide to Pro Bono and Other Free Advice in Scotland.

Justice for Change

Justice for Change

The events surrounding social and racial injustice in the United States, and broader discussions on advancing equity globally, have greatly impacted us and the communities in which we live and work – shining a light on oppression and injustice that have existed for hundreds of years.

A Guide to Recruiting, Retaining and  Remunerating Pro Bono Roles in  Large Law Firms

A Guide to Recruiting, Retaining and Remunerating Pro Bono Roles in Large Law Firms

Despite the important role played by specialist pro bono lawyers, there is very little data or guidance available to inform decisions around recruitment, retention, and remuneration of these roles. This paper sets out some of the key issues and trends for pro bono roles and identifies a range of opportunities and risks when determining appropriate approaches.

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The Australian Community of Pro Bono Lawyers

The Australian Community of Pro Bono Lawyers

Join the Australian Community of Pro Bono Lawyers.

Best practice guidelines for interviewing older people at risk

Best practice guidelines for interviewing older people at risk

The Best Practice Guidelines for Interviewing Older People at Risk of Harm will give service providers the tools to have effective and meaningful conversations with older people who have experienced abuse.

With You: Trauma Informed Organisational Toolkit

With You: Trauma Informed Organisational Toolkit

With You is a training package for trauma-informed, rights-based legal services to people experiencing distress, poor mental health and/or suicidality.

Pro Bono Evolution: A New Maturity Model for In-house Pro Bono

Pro Bono Evolution: A New Maturity Model for In-house Pro Bono

In-house pro bono has grown over the past three decades, with more corporate legal departments creating and implementing formal pro bono programs. The Pro Bono Maturity Model is designed to assist pro bono leaders at departments with robust or longstanding pro bono programs who may wonder how to take their program to the next level.

Pro Bono Response to Natural Disasters

Pro Bono Response to Natural Disasters

The Centre’s report, Pro Bono Response to Natural Disasters, synthesises insights from 34 organisations across Australia, including legal aid commissions, community legal centres, referral schemes and law firms into 27 key national recommendations on pro bono best practice in this context.

Pro bono collaboration within the legal community’s response to displacement from Ukraine

Pro bono collaboration within the legal community’s response to displacement from Ukraine

Lessons about collaboration and refugee inclusion from the legal community’s response to the needs of people displaced from Ukraine could help inform future responses.

16th Performance Report of the National Pro Bono Target

16th Performance Report of the National Pro Bono Target

The Report sets out the progress of the Australian legal profession in delivering pro bono services across the country, as measured against a range of indicators including pro bono hours undertaken and the number of lawyers covered by the Target on an annual basis.

Pro Bono & Natural Disaster Recovery

Pro Bono & Natural Disaster Recovery

Interview with Tiela Chalmers, CEO, Alameda County Bar Association and Legal Access Alameda

SDG Legal Guide

SDG Legal Guide

The Legal Guide to the SDGs is a unique resource that provides a foundational analysis of the role that law can and should play in the achievement of the SDGs.

Towards Truth

Towards Truth

Towards Truth maps laws and policies that have impacted the lives of First Nations people since 1788.

Guide to Pro Bono For Employed Barristers

Guide to Pro Bono For Employed Barristers

This Guide explains on a practical level how employed barristers with practising certificates can undertake pro bono and the key considerations, whether volunteering through their employer or independently. It highlights the support available and the increasingly recognised benefits.

From Injustice to Health Equity via a Health Justice Program

From Injustice to Health Equity via a Health Justice Program

This article details World Wellness Group's Health Justice Program.

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