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Pro Bono

8.7 / 10

(based on 23 ratings in 2015)

2015

"I have worked on matters for Amnesty International, for one of our cleaners and one related to a pensions investment case."
First year trainee, London
"Fee earners are expected to contribute 50 hours a year. There is such a large variety of pro bono to get involved in from environment, schools, or other legal projects. There is a dedicated corporate social responsibility team who really encourage it and are flexible regarding commitment."
First year trainee, London
"It is very easy to get involved in pro bono and people understand, for example, if you leave early to go to a pro bono law clinic."
First year trainee, London
"I have worked at Islington Law Centre as a volunteer, and helped a primary school boy in Hackney with maths once a week during term time. There are many more projects to get involved with and these are often publicised."
Second year trainee, London
"There is a great deal of pro bono work, both legal and non-legal, available."
First year trainee, London

2014

"Whilst not pro bono per se, I read weekly with children from a local primary school from less advantaged backgrounds."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"Pro bono work tends to be small claims or activities raising money for charities. We do have a 'target' of corporate social responsibility hours, but it isn't enforced in any way."
Second year trainee, London
"There are a variety of pro bono opportunities at the firm, which all staff are encouraged to help with. Examples include Islington Law Centre on Monday evenings and free legal advice for the PRIDE event in central London."
First year trainee, London
"Our head of corporate social responsibility is amazing. The firm is right up there when it comes to corporate social responsibility - there's things you can get involved with all the time."
Second year trainee, london
"There are lots of pro bono opportunities and you can take part on an ad hoc basis if you can't commit to something regularly. Examples are law clinics, taking on LawWorks cases, work with A4ID, reading with primary pupils, mentoring students and business, and various fundraising activities, etc."
First year trainee, London

2013

"Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a major factor at the firm - the firm expects each member of staff to put in 50 hours of CSR per year. Projects range from fundraising activities for the firm's chosen charities, to social programmes such as acting as 'reading buddies' for primary school children."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"The firm emphasises pro bono work and there is a fairly good range of projects available for people to get involved with."
First year trainee, London
"Advocates for International Development, Hackney Schools Mentoring, Lawyers in Schools, Islington Law Centre. The firm places a lot of emphasis on corporate social responsibility and provides excellent volunteering opportunities throughout the year which trainees are encouraged to get involved with."
First year trainee, London
"Pro bono and corporate social responsibility (CSR) have a very high profile with every fee earner having a target of 50 hours of CSR a year."
Second year trainee, London
"Very committed. They have a dedicated team for corporate social responsibility and have given us a lot of training on what we can help with. I have helped collect money for dress down day which happens on the last Friday of every month and each month an employee can nominate a charity. I am also about to start helping as a mentor for a young person from a Hackney School who I will help with their CV and career choices and in general with having an adult to talk to in confidence. There is also a lot of pro bono work which I hope to get involved in."
First year trainee, London
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