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Pro Bono

7.2 / 10

(based on 15 ratings in 2016)

2016

"The new trainees go to Romania before they start their training contract to help build houses with the charity Habitat for Humanity. The firm has a 'charity of the year' and lots of events are organised to raise money for the selected charity. There are also reading schemes and the 'lawyers in schools' programmes for local children."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"Trainees attend a weekly legal aid clinic in Wandsworth in London."
First year trainee, London
"The firm is often involved in charitable initiatives and trainees are encouraged to get involved. AG run a pro bono legal clinic in south London, which trainees are asked to attend regularly."
First year trainee, London
"Trainees (with associate support) run a weekly pro bono advice clinic (each trainee commits to going once every four weeks). The firm has a 'charity of the year' and raises funds throughout the year."
Second year trainee, London
"There are plenty of opportunities available for those who are interested. All trainees spend a week in Romania building houses for Habitat for Humanity as part of the induction"
Second year trainee, Manchester
"Great pro bono partnership in place."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"The firm operates several pro bono practice areas, including participation in Legal Advice Centres."
First year trainee, London
"The firm run various pro bono initiatives, including: a legal advice clinic which is run and counts as chargeable hours, and personally I have lawyers for schools programme where members of the firm run a session in a nearby school on legal issues. The office as a whole also supports one charity."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"I believe that the firm could do more in this area, and personally the only pro bono project I have worked on is a weekly legal advice clinic in south London."
Second year trainee, London
"Trainees are encouraged to take part in pro bono and are provided with lots of opportunities to do so."
First year trainee, Leeds
"The firm run a pro bono centre and trainees attend once a month."
Second year trainee, London

2013

"The pro bono projects I have worked on include a legal clinic and a programme which teaches law in schools."
First year trainee, Leeds
"There are various pro bono projects on the go which we are all encouraged to get involved with."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"I have been involved with the Springfield Legal Advice Centre."
First year trainee, London
"Projects include: the Springfield Legal Advice Centre; London Legal Walk and The Passage Homeless Shelter Reading scheme."
Second year trainee, London
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