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Late career pro bono – LawWorks

November 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A discussion on how we can better support and encourage experienced, transitioning and retired lawyers who are interested to volunteer, even to develop a second volunteer career in public interest law, pro bono work and supporting the community.

Despite the ongoing access to justice gap for low-income and underserved populations, this skilled, experienced and knowledgeable talent pool can often get overlooked when it comes to pro bono. How can we build pro bono opportunities into a new model of transition from retirement or a stepping back from full-time legal practice.? The session will focus particularly on the needs of the solicitors’ profession.

Discussion points include:

  • What kind of programmes are most suitable?
  • Contribution to skills 
  • The SRA rules which facilitate greater participation of this cohort
  • Other ways to contribute legal expertise and skills, eg Boards, CA Honorary Legal Adviser roles etc

The panel includes:

  • Chair, Robert Bourns
  • Nicholas Pritchard (retired Partner)
  • Tim Cave (East Greenwich Legal Advice Centre)
  • Kate Buchanan (Islington Legal Advice Centre)

Register at the Eventbrite link below.


November 4, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Online event
United Kingdom


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