Pro Bono Week 2021

The 20th annual Pro Bono Week will take place this year from 1st to 5th November 2021

For updates follow @ProBonoWeekUK

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

Last year saw the 19th Pro Bono Week take 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.

Visit our Wakelets for a round up of news from last year’s Pro Bono Week.

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 organised a variety of online events, for more information see the Events Calendar.

For help, please contact Mary Dobson, project lead, at