Pro Bono: Taking it to the next level – Slaughter and May with In House Pro Bono Group

Time: 12:30-1:30pm

The first half will run as a hybrid panel speaker event, followed by the second half being an in-person networking opportunity.

In a session aimed at both in-house and private practice lawyers, key speakers will cover the internal mechanics of developing your pro bono programme post launch for greater impact.  The first half of the event will host a panel discussion for a virtual and in-person audience.  The second half of the event will comprise an in-person networking opportunity to discuss ideas and internal mechanisms of pro bono programmes with other pro bono practitioners.  The event is not intended to cover the basics of launching a pro bono programme, but is aimed at those at an intermediary level where pro bono programmes have been set up and you are looking at how to build to the next level.

Speakers: TBC

Registration Details: Please RSVP via email to

Places will need to be booked in advance and will be limited. A waitlist will run in case of oversubscription. 

Venue: Slaughter and May offices, One Bunhill Row, EC1Y 8YY

In-house Pro Bono: Moving Forward, Staying Ahead – The Law Society – [invitation only]

This event is invitation-only.

The Law Society holds a series of Carey Street discussions throughout the year on key issues facing the profession. In marking Pro Bono Week we will be discussing some of the key issues facing in house teams when it comes to providing pro bono, particularly post Covid. We will also look at whether there have been any positive developments for in house teams wanting to provide pro bono, as well as some of the existing or ongoing challenges.

Legal Clinic 101: Practical Tips when Advising at Legal Clinics with Simmons & Simmons – In House Pro Bono Group

Never worked in a legal clinic or feel you could benefit from hearing from some experts in the field? This is a practical session to find out more about what to expect when volunteering at a legal clinic. The session will be introduced by Sharon Blackman, Managing Director & General Counsel with Markets and Security Services Legal, Citi and presented by Charlotte Rendle from Simmons and Simmons and Joshua Smith, in-house counsel.

Charlotte is a Supervising Associate in Simmons’ Financial Services Regulatory team and is a regular adviser at Battersea Legal Advice Clinic (run by South West London Law Centre) which covers housing, employment, disputes and commercial queries.

Joshua is a corporate finance lawyer currently working as a legal consultant. Prior to this, he worked as Legal Counsel in Schroder’s Investment team, and as a finance solicitor at Travers Smith. He has been advising at various legal advice clinics for over five years and has handled a range of different matters.

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In House Counsel and Law Firms Doing Pro Bono Together – In House Pro Bono Group

The In House Pro Bono Group invites you to join us for a webinar with Clifford Chance and Ropes & Gray on how in house lawyers and law firms can partner effectively to do pro bono together. The session will cover developing a partnership with an in house team/law firm, considerations when working on a pro bono project together, challenges and how they can be overcome. We will also hear from a charity, Refugee Action, on what is most useful in terms of pro bono support.

Speakers include:

  • David Boyd, Head of Pro Bono for UK & Ireland, Clifford Chance
  • Felicity Kirk, Head of International Pro Bono, Ropes & Gray
  • Julie Mansfield, Frontline Immigration Advice Project Partnerships Manager at Refugee Action
  • Mia Motiee, Compliance, Bloomberg
  • Sarah Oliver Scemla, Director and Assistant General Counsel, Bank of America

Please register at the Eventbrite link below.