Pro Bono Week 2022

The 21st annual Pro Bono Week will take place from 7th – 11th November 2022. It will offer an opportunity to recognise and support the voluntary contribution made by the legal profession across the UK in giving free legal help to those in need. 

Follow us on Twitter at @ProBonoWeekUK or follow the Pro Bono Week Linkedin page. The official hashtags are #ProBonoWeek and #WeDoProBono

As in previous years, during Pro Bono Week organisations are encouraged to organise events, comms and publications which focused on one of three topics:

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

Law firms, chambers, legal societies, charities, in-house lawyers, law schools and universities are encouraged to plan events or comms campaigns, both internal or external, to take place throughout the week. It is also an opportunity to publish reports or launch new initiatives to an engaged pro bono audience.

Last year saw the 20th anniversary of Pro Bono Week, involving 55 events in person and online, with an estimated 3,000 attendees. It was a pivotal moment to look ahead to the next twenty years of pro bono whilst also shining a spotlight on some of the key moments and cases from the past two decades. This look to the future coincided with the focus on climate change taking place in November with the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow.

For a roundup of each day of Pro Bono Week 2021, including tweets, media stories and videos, see our Wakelets for day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4. You can also visit the 2021 YouTube playlist.

For help, or to tell us your plans, please contact Mary Dobson Smith, project lead, at mary@probonoweek.org.uk