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Pro Bono

9.1 / 10

(based on 16 ratings in 2015)

2015

"I work with the Crisis and Peabody initiative, conducting mock interviews for adults who are/have been homeless and are trying to get into work."
Second year trainee, London
"I have worked at a free legal advice clinic and for the International Law Book Facility."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm is very committed to pro bono. I have worked on a micro-finance project in Uganda for a very big charity, I mentor two girls from a school in Tower Hamlets and I regularly do ad hoc pro bono tasks (such as the London Legal Walk)."
Second year trainee, London
"Pro-bono extends from the usual free legal advice to working with the homeless in Tower Hamlets, befriending the elderly in the local area and bringing them to the office for tea and cake. Particular emphasis is placed on education and our partnership with a local primary school has lasted over a decade. We provide people to assist with reading, numeracy and rugby lessons as we are the official law firm of the world cup."
Second year trainee, London
"There are lots of programmes, from community activities and legal advice clinics, to pro bono undertaken in the firm's name for a variety of clients."
First year trainee, London
"Each trainee has a target of 25 hours of pro bono per seat. I attend Free Law which provides free legal advice in community centres in deprived London boroughs."
Second year trainee, London
"There is so much pro bono work that you could complete your whole training contract just by working on pro bono matters."
Second year trainee, Paris

2014

"I have been involved with several projects including: Freelaw - advising at a local free advice centre once a month; reading at a local primary school once a week; mentoring through a Social Mobility Foundation project."
First year trainee, London
"In my first few months of my training contract, I've already clocked up around 30 hours of pro bono. There are so many opportunities to get involved, including lunches where you can get more information about initiatives happening, and one-off events such as the London Legal Walk. We also have a fantastic person in charge of letting us know about opportunities to do pro bono."
First year trainee, London
"Drafting a charities articles, community volunteering with local schools and pro bono work at Freelaw centres."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm is really very committed and all trainees have to say how many hours they've spent on pro bono on their appraisals. I've worked on mentoring projects and research for A4ID."
First year trainee, London
"There is a huge push for pro bono work here - I've been involved with three projects (monthly free legal advice centre, helping charity raise funding and another raising interest). I am being seconded to Mary Ward charity for three months as part of my litigation seat."
First year trainee, London
"Every week I get an email about the pro bono opportunities and projects at the firm. It is very committed to doing pro bono work and trainees are required to complete a minimum number of hours for pro bono projects per seat."
First year trainee, Frankfurt
"Lots of pro bono offered. Reading with schoolchildren, preparing people who were formerly homeless for interviews, attending old age homes, etc. As well as lots of legal work done pro bono."
Second year trainee, Dubai
"Committed, but could do more to ensure people have the time to do pro bono work. I've volunteered at a legal advice centre and assisted on some research tasks for a charity that CC often provides pro bono advice to."
Second year trainee, London

2013

"Drinks events with local old people's homes."
First year trainee, London
"Freelaw, raising aspiration programmes with children from local schools, graduate recruitment."
Second year trainee, London
"CC is a market leader in pro bono. I have worked on up to ten corporate responsibility initiatives, largely working with raising the aspirations of state school children, and I provide legal advice at a free legal advice clinic in London."
Second year trainee, London
"I've been involved in a pro bono project within my department for a major charity and also take part in the Firm's pro bono legal advice centre initiative."
First year trainee, London
"I have worked on a number of projects for Advocates for International Development (A4ID)."
First year trainee, London
"Lots of legal and non legal projects. Split seat at Reprieve has been a highlight."
Second year trainee, London
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