Pro Bono Week 2020

For updates follow @ProBonoWeekUK

Visit our Wakelets for a round up of each day of Pro Bono Week 2020.

For posting on social media the hashtags are #ProBonoWeek and #WeDoProBono

The 19th Pro Bono Week took place from 2 to 6 November 2020, recognising and supporting the voluntary contribution made by lawyers across the UK in giving free legal help to those in need. In this year of unprecedented challenges, for both the voluntary and legal sectors, pro bono legal help has never been more important.

The overarching theme of Pro Bono Week 2020 was “Pro bono: Through the pandemic and beyond“. Events highlighted and explored the following three key areas:

  • Celebrating pro bono > events celebrating those who give back and recent successes in pro bono
  • Pro bono pathways > events exploring different ways lawyers can volunteer throughout their careers
  • Effective pro bono > events sharing best practice and discussing what makes an effective pro bono service

Law firms, chambers, legal societies, charities, in-house lawyers, universities and law schools have organised a variety of online events, for more information see the Events Calendar.

For help, please contact Mary Dobson, project lead, at mary@probonoweek.org.uk