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
  • Speakers and registration details coming soon.

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