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Pro Bono

9.5 / 10

(based on 4 ratings in 2016)

2016

"Being a US firm, they are very keen on having people do pro bono. There are some very good opportunities for it."
First year trainee, London
"All associates and trainees are required to do a certain number of pro bono hours a year. There are a variety of projects you can get involved with on a cross-departmental basis."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"The firm appears to be actively involved in pro bono work, though I have not been directly involved in any thus far in my training contract."
Second year trainee, Hong Kong (seconded from London)
"All employees are strongly encouraged to get involved in pro-bono work and have individual pro-bono targets to meet, pro-bono hours count as client work for the purposes of billable hours targets and review purposes."
First year trainee, London
"There is no upper limit on what you can do in terms of pro bono; it is counted as fully billable and there is a strong recommendation to do 20 hours over the course of the year."
Second year trainee, London
"All lawyers have to commit time to pro bono. Regular emails sent to lawyers to be involved in pro bono work - though this doesn't seem to be talked about very often."
First year trainee, London
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