Late career pro bono – LawWorks

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.

Pro Bono from the past, present and future – BPP Law School

BPP Pro Bono Centre presents an exciting panel event “Pro Bono from the past, present and future”.

Speakers include BPP Alumni and Pro Bono Centre staff:

David Hansford, Associate at Charles Russell Speechlys
Stephen Cutter, Solicitor at Release
Hannah Lennox, Solicitor at Hammersmith & Fulham Law Centre
Frances Hall, Trainee Solicitor at BPP Pro Bono Centre



Pro Bono Work; The Gift That Keeps on Giving! – Advocate, the IBC and the Bar Council Pro Bono and Social Responsibility Committee

The Institute of Barristers’ Clerks, the Bar Council Pro Bono and Social Responsibility Committee and Advocate invite you to join us on Wednesday 3rd November at 5.30pm as we jointly host a seminar for clerks and practice managers in the 20th annual Pro Bono Week.

Hear from clerks and barristers to find out how other sets manage the pro bono process and ask any questions you might have. Topics include the value of pro bono to:

  • An individual barrister’s practice
  • Career progression generally
  • Chambers as a whole and how to sell pro bono in Chambers to your members .

The seminar is kindly being hosted by 1GC for up to 20 clerks and practice managers to join us in person. We are also streaming it live online in case you can’t join us or miss out on tickets.

Please select your ticket type at the registration link below, either in person or online, when you sign up and we will send you further details. We look forward to meeting you!