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Pro Bono

7.0 / 10

(based on 21 ratings in 2016)

2016

"I've worked at the South Westminster Legal Advice Centre. It was great experience and gave me exposure to alternative legal problems."
Second year trainee, London
"I've worked for a few clients who are pro bono and also helped out at the South Westminster Legal Advice Clinic."
Second year trainee, London
"I have done a few pro bono matters. This is usually providing free advice in respect of charitable activities conducted by our clients or in connection with them."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"There are wide ranging and diverse pro bono opportunities. I have attended a session providing legal advice to people from poorer backgrounds, and have assisted in interviewing girls from a disadvantaged school with a view to offering work experience."
Second year trainee, London
"We are all given one free day off to do corporate social responsibility activities per year, and Bird & Bird has a strong pro bono team."
First year trainee, London
"The firm supports a wide range of pro bono activities and actively supports staff participation."
Second year trainee, London
"I have helped organise some of the regular charity events that we hold for our nominated charity - including a London office table football tournament. I have also been involved in our bursary scheme and volunteered on one of our charity days out of the office."
Second year trainee, London
"There are lots of pro bono projects: teaching in schools, 'Own It' Intellectual Property advice clinics and South Westminster Legal Advice Clinic are a few examples."
London

2014

"All staff are encouraged to take a 'pro bono' day each year. There are a range of corporate social responsibility projects to get involved in. These range from charitable fundraising to community work and volunteering at legal advice centres, etc."
Second year trainee, London
"There is lots of corporate social responsibility stuff going on - from teaching citizenship in schools to reading stories to young kids and helping at a free legal advice centre."
Second year trainee, London
"A good level of pro bono projects are available and taking time out of the working day to carry this out is encouraged."
First year trainee, London
"The firm has several corporate social responsibility projects including reading in schools, a Citizens Advice Centre and also has strong careers orientated link with girls school in Bow."
Second year trainee, London
"We run an IP Clinic which offers free advice at the University of the Arts."
First year trainee, London
"There are charity events to raise money, volunteering schemes which read in schools and legal advice centres to volunteer at. The firm encourages all of this."
First year trainee, London
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