If you are organising an event whether online or in person, please visit the event planning page or let Mary Dobson Smith know at mary@probonoweek.org.uk

Check out our event ideas and tips page for suggestions of what to do and to see the full list of all events that took place in previous years.

Great Legal Bake

The sweetest fundraiser of the year, the Great Legal Bake, returns from the 6 – 10 November 2023. Calling all Star Bakers Could you raise dough to support free frontline services that help some of society’s most vulnerable people? Are sweet treats up your street or does savoury make you rave-ery? Whether it’s blondies or […]

Pro Bono drop-in – Norfolk Community Law Service

Norfolk Community Law Service 14 Prince of Wales Rd, Norwich

This drop-in event at NCLS offices will be open for any interested potential volunteers, with the CEO discussing volunteering with NCLS and the role of pro bono work in enabling greater access to justice across Norfolk. The event will take place alongside the Great Legal Bake.

Maximising the impact of qLegal’s pro bono commercial law clinic – qLegal – [invitation only]

Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) Queen Mary, University of London, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields,, London

qLegal’s commercial law clinic provides legal advice, education and support to start-ups and entrepreneurs. We will be joined by lawyers from some of our partner law firms, who will discuss why they volunteer with qLegal, and their thoughts on how we can maximise the impact of qLegal’s pro bono work. A panel discussion, followed by […]

OFFICIAL LAUNCH Pro Bono Week 2023: Transforming lives through pro bono

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP Exchange House, 12 Primrose Street, London

We are delighted to be joined by the Attorney General the Rt Hon Victoria Prentis KC MP to launch Pro Bono Week 2023. We will host a short panel 6 - 7pm featuring inspiring examples of how pro bono can truly change lives (hybrid on Zoom and in person). In person networking will follow the […]

The Clinical Legal Education Organisation Launch of Buddy Scheme for the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine (Internal Only)

On Tuesday 7 November, the Clinical Legal Education Organisation (CLEO) is launching its pro bono buddying scheme between members of CLEO and members of the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine.  The scheme aims to share best practice between buddied pro bono colleagues and their students and the launch will entail UK and Ukrainian colleagues […]

University of Chester – Legal Advice Clinic Inductions (Internal Only)

During pro bono week, student volunteers and their student project managers from Chester Community Law Project (CCLP) will be forging ahead with their action points from last week’s CCLP induction and first team meetings for our project partnerships with the following community stakeholders: Pregnant Then Screwed, Citizens’ Advice Bureau, SPACE Cheshire, Warrington Dementia Café, Passion […]

Roundtable Discussion about the Major Incidents Response Plan – The Law Society of England & Wales in partnership with LawWorks – [invitation-only]

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP Exchange House, 12 Primrose Street, London

In celebration of Pro Bono Week, the Law Society of England & Wales in partnership with LawWorks, is holding a private roundtable discussion to discuss our Major Incidents Response Plan. Chaired by the Law Society President, Nick Emmerson, this private roundtable will launch a series of events about the Major Incidents Response Plan over the […]

ESG Alumni Perspectives – University of Edinburgh

Usha Kasera Lecture Theatre University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, Edinburgh

Jacquelyn MacLennan (LLB, 1983 & PGD, 1984) was a Partner at White & Case, one of the world's leading global law firm of more than 2,500 lawyers worldwide. Jacquelyn focused in particular on EU competition law, international trade law (customs law, sanctions and export controls) and risk management issues. She is recognised as a leading […]

GLD Pro Bono Week event with Advocate – [internal only]

Online event

Oliver Dixon, GLD barrister, will share his experience of taking on pro bono work and Advocate will share a short presentation on how to take on pro bono work as an employed barrister. Open to GLD lawyers only.

GLD Pro Bono Week with Advocate (internal only)

Online event

Oliver Dixon, GLD barrister, will share on his experience of taking on pro bono work and Advocate, will share a short presentation on how to take on pro bono work as an employed barrister.