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Pro Bono

9.7 / 10

(based on 12 ratings in 2018)

2018

"We do a huge amount of varying pro bono projects. I have worked on many projects ranging from local advice centres to projects on human trafficking in India. The scope is very wide."
Second year trainee, London
"Pro bono hours contribute to our target hours, which is a differentiating factor and a big incentive compared to other firms. I have gotten involved where possible, but it can be difficult to turn down departmental work or volunteer for extra work given the pace and volume of work around the firm."
First year trainee, London
"There are a large number of pro bono initiatives for trainees to get involved with and there is a real emphasis on pro bono work at the firm. I have worked on projects for refugee charities, children's charities and prisoners' rights."
Second year trainee, London
"The pro bono projects that Latham is involved in are plentiful and there are opportunities for trainees to get involved in right from the get go."
First year trainee, London
"American firms generally have a higher pro bono commitment than other firms and that does show. There are constant opportunities to get involved."
First year trainee, London

2016

"Each attorney has a pro bono hours target and there are endless opportunities to get involved in pro bono."
First year trainee, London
"I have worked on pro bono projects relating to incorporation of charities, legal advice clinics, research on legislation and refugee work. I thoroughly enjoying working on the firm's pro bono projects and, as a trainee, you are able to take on a lot of responsibility."
First year trainee, London
"Pro bono is enormous at the firm and we're proud of it. Those who say you're selling your soul to the devil by working at a big corporate firm are utterly misinformed when it comes to Latham."
First year trainee, London
"Pro bono counts towards your billable hours, which helps encourage participation. I have worked with advising social enterprises, at the legal advice centre and on other ad hoc advice to charities."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm does a lot of pro bono hours and wins a lot of awards that it values for marketing purposes."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"As everyone is encouraged to get involved I can see that pro bono work is very important to the firm. As a trainee I worked on five-six pro bono matters."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm undertake a variety of pro bono initiatives: combating slavery, enabling social entrepreneurs to act on issues, working to establish national marine parks, assisting charities who undertake young offenders rehabilitation programmes or engage in medical research to fight cancer."
Second year trainee, London
"I have already billed over 150 pro bono hours this year to date."
First year trainee, London
"I've worked on a wide variety of pro bono projects at the firm, from reviewing articles of association to helping to set up new charities and partnerships."
Second year trainee, London
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