If you are organising an event whether online or in person, please let Mary Dobson know mary@probonoweek.org.uk

You can also read an archive of all the events during the 2019 Pro Bono Week.

A year of pro bono in Brum – Birmingham Law Society Pro Bono Committee

Online event

To kick off the week’s events we will be taking a look back over the past year, celebrating successes, talking about lessons learned from the pandemic and thinking about what more we can do in 2021. This will be a great opportunity to reflect on your own involvement in pro bono throughout 2020 and see […]

Launch of Trainee Hackathon – Birmingham Law Society Pro Bono Committee

Online event

Birmingham Trainee Solicitors’ Society and Birmingham Law Society Pro Bono Committee invites trainee solicitors to pit their wits against one of the biggest access to justice issues in recent history. Local advice charities have seen demand for their services soar throughout the pandemic and they have had to adapt quickly to meet that need. What […]

Legal Clinic 101: Practical Tips When Advising at Legal Clinics – In House Pro Bono Group

Online event

Never worked in a legal clinic or feel you could benefit from hearing from some experts in the field? In our first session, we will focus on "Practical Tips when Advising at Legal Clinics". The session will be presented by Tim Boyce and Charlotte Rendle from Simmons and Simmons and Joshua Smith, Legal Counsel at Schroders. Tim is Head of […]

Launch of Pro Bono Week 2020: panel debate; beyond the pandemic

Online event

The official launch of the 19th Pro Bono Week, 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 launch event […]

‘The Ethics of Pro Bono’ seminar – LawWorks & University of Bristol

Online event

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” Aristotle, Ethics This half day seminar, run jointly by LawWorks and University of Bristol Law School, looks at the ethics of pro bono. This goes beyond the “codes of conduct” that bind the legal professions, and will discuss […]

Legal Clinic 101: Housing Law with Jones Day – In House Pro Bono Group

Online event

Our second session will be on housing issues (including Section 21 eviction notices) and will be presented by Liz Robertson and Greg Barden. You will be given a case study highlighting issues frequently seen in legal clinics, information on legislation and court forms and practical responses on how to assist your client. The session will take place on […]

Scotland Legal Roundtable – TrustLaw

Online event

TrustLaw invites you to attend its virtual Legal Roundtable: Strengthening pro bono in Scotland. We will share our Championing Pro Bono Guide and facilitate a conversation about helpful practices as well as challenges and lessons learnt. We will also hear about current pro bono legal opportunities in Scotland as well as a pro bono case study. […]

The use of technology in pro bono – advantages, pitfalls and lessons learned

Online event

A session presented by the IBA Pro Bono Committee. When considering using technology in the provision of pro bono services, it is important to first understand and learn from others as to what has and has not worked. The session will discuss the importance of a design-based and user-based approach to understand and best identify […]

Pro Bono in Wales: Opportunities for all

Online event

To celebrate Pro Bono Week 2020 and the efforts of all those in the private legal and third sectors offering free legal advice to our local communities, this free online event will mark the achievements of the sector – and, importantly, highlight opportunities for lawyers to get involved in life-changing free legal advice during the […]

A Celebration of International Pro Bono – A4ID

Online event

As part of Pro Bono Week, A4ID’s virtual event ‘A Celebration of International Pro Bono’ will showcase some of our key partners’ pro bono work to strengthen the rule of law around the world.  Each of the speakers will deliver a fast-paced and visual PechaKucha© -style presentation about the successes and lessons learned from their […]

Access to Justice: Successes & Failures in the Remote Provision of Legal Advice (C-19 and Beyond….) – Collaborative Plan UKademy Committee

Online event

The Collaborative Plan UKademy Committee cordially invites you to join an esteemed panel including: Alison Lamb: CEO RCJ Advice, Royal Courts of Justice, Lucy Isaac: Tribunals Coordinator, Z2K Julie Bishop: Director, Law Centres Network Eddie Coppinger: Director of the Legal Advice Centre (University House) Phil Worthington: Director, European Lawyers in Lesvos For a discussion on […]

Pro Bono and the Sustainable Development Goals – home and abroad – LawWorks & A4ID

Online event

In 2015, the United Nations Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, underpinned by 17 key Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The goals represent targeted areas for global improvement and broadly relate to areas such as health, education, equality and environmental sustainability – with ambitious goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure […]