UK Pro Bono Week 2024

The 23rd annual Pro Bono Week will take place in the UK from 4th to 8th November 2024. Pro Bono Week offers 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. 

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

For updates and news follow us on Linkedin or on Twitter/X at @ProBonoWeekUK. The official hashtags are #ProBonoWeek and #WeDoProBono

This year’s Pro Bono Week theme is “The Power of Pro Bono” and three subtopics which will be a focus within that are:

  • Barred from justice – the powerful, everyday stories of the impact of lawyers and law students who give their time to protect the rights of those most disadvantaged in society..
  • Embedding pro bono in your organisation and career – placing pro bono at the heart of everyone’s practice and hearing from those at the forefront of establishing business structures for pro bono within law firms, chambers, in house, universities and charities.
  • How technology can enhance access to justice – existing and new tools to ensure pro bono is innovative and effective.

If you are planning an event in 2024 or have any questions, we’d love to hear from you, please contact Wendy Horrobin wendy@probonoweek.org.uk.

Looking to catch up on last UK Pro Bono Week in November 2023? Read a report on Pro Bono Week 2023 and see our Wakelets highlighting some of the best articles and social media posts.

Great Legal Bake

The Great Legal Bake takes place during Pro Bono Week, when you can get baking and raise money for local advice charities!