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Pro Bono

7.6 / 10

(based on 27 ratings in 2016)

2016

"I have been involved in a variety of pro bono projects and the firm actively encourages involvement, including counting pro-bono time when assessing hours-related bonuses."
First year trainee, Leeds
"The firm is happy for you to get involved in pro bono and has supported me in running my own pro bono project."
First year trainee, Newcastle
"I've worked at a legal advice centre, taken part in in-school initiative programmes and raised funds for charity through numerous events. There is a clear commitment to this throughout the firm."
First year trainee, London
"We do a lot as trainees, and that seems to continue through the firm from associates to senior partners."
First year trainee, London
"All trainees advise at Battersea Legal Advice Centre."
First year trainee, London
"Trainees are all allocated to a legal advice clinic rota, as are new qualifiers. You are required to attend at least twice a year, and there are many opportunities to get more involved and take on leadership roles in this area."
First year trainee, London
"There are so many pro bono initiatives it is actually very inspiring. There are many recognised schemes as well as a number of bespoke projects."
First year trainee, Cardiff

2015

"In terms of pro bono, the firm runs a number of advice clinics, helplines and specific one off projects."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"There are plenty of opportunities. The majority of the projects I have been in involve career promotion for school children in the 14-16 year age range."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"Pro bono typically encompasses working with/for charities or those that require access to justice. In addition to this we have a very active corporate social responsibility committee that regularly organises events and activities to raise funds and awareness for national and local charities."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"In London the firm attends a legal advice clinic every week. Trainee solicitors are required to attend this clinic and there is a rota in place for attendance. The clinic is actually a fantastic way to develop your experience and get used to advising clients face-to-face. We also work closely with NSPCC and the Whitechapel Mission."
First year trainee, London
"It is an area of focus and we do have a committee. I am working on a pro bono project with a local law school at the moment."
Second year trainee, Leeds

2014

"In the London office, all trainees volunteer at a drop in legal advice centre in Battersea every month."
First year trainee, London
"Trainees are expected to get involved in pro bono projects, as are fee earners. A certain amount of pro bono hours count towards each fee earner's chargeable hours targets (which in turn counts towards annual bonus)."
First year trainee, Manchester
"The firm does community projects such as volunteering at the homeless shelter or the National Trust. They offer pro bono advice to local radio stations; they deliver presentations and training to university and school students and act as a mentor to A-level students."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"In the London office, each trainee is required to go to Battersea Legal Advice Clinic every three months or so."
First year trainee, London
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