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Pro Bono

7.2 / 10

(based on 6 ratings in 2016)

2016

"I have advised a charity on its memorandum of understanding with a project partner. I have also drafted online terms and conditions and a privacy policy for the same charity."
First year trainee, London
"There's a weekly email with pro bono cases that the firm can bid on. However, it can be challenging to find a supervisor who would support you if you decided to take a project on. The firm has helped out with sorting clothes at the Whitechapel Institute."
Second year trainee, London
"Fee earners are strongly encouraged to do pro bono work. There is a pro bono hourly target that counts towards your billable hours."
First year trainee, London
"Pro bono hours count as billable, so there is no penalty for taking on pro bono initiatives. The US offices are always emailing about particular pro bono projects they are involved in and this is having a really positive impact on how pro bono is viewed in London."
Second year trainee, London
"We partner with Law Works and Trust Law on pro bono work and regularly provide advice at the Citizens Advice Bureau. Cooley is looking to expand its pro bono programme in London based on the particular expertise of the fee earners here."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"Cooley has an active pro-bono committee and is involved with several schemes. These include the Citizens Advice Bureau and "Q-Legal" legal advice centre supporting Queen Mary University law students in providing free advice to start-ups and small businesses."
First year trainee, London
"We assist students giving legal advice through QLegal (at Queen Mary University), assist at the Citizens Advice Bureau, give IP advice through OwnIt, and take on individual cases through LawWorks. Trainees often become actively involved in pro-bono."
Second year trainee, London
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