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Pro Bono

9.2 / 10

(based on 10 ratings in 2016)

2016

"I have done one-to-one tutoring of an 'underprivileged' A-level student in French and attended events for upcoming solicitors from disadvantaged backgrounds. I have also given legal advice to charity structures. The firm is very committed to pro bono activities."
Second year trainee, London
"There's a huge range of projects to get involved in – working with Whitechapel Mission, CAB, lawyers in schools etc. It's very easy to get involved."
Second year trainee, London
"I've done some work for a charity, updating their details and providing advice in response to specific enquiries."
First year trainee, London
"I have been involved in lots of pro bono work and charitable projects."
Second year trainee, London
"There are really great pro bono opportunities."
First year trainee, London
"Excellent and accessible pro bono/CSR opportunities and you mostly have the time to do them. I took part in 'lawyers in schools' as well as the tutoring programme."
First year trainee, London

2015

"I have been involved with Lawyers in Schools running sessions on rights and responsibilities in society for 15/16 yr olds. I have also been involved with reading with local primary school children and helping to organised a cycle ride challenge from Brussels to Paris and the associated fundraising."
Second year trainee, London
"I'm involved with the firm's rooftop garden project, as well as a reading in school initiative."
First year trainee, London
"The firm has made very easy to do pro bono, and pro bono hours count towards 5% of your chargeable hours target."
First year trainee, London
"Olswang is a very committed firm in terms of pro bono. I've worked on a variety of pro bono projects already, from pro bono advice and support to companies/charities through to volunteering in schools, homeless missions and at a city farm."
First year trainee, London

2014

"The firm's pro bono efforts include: Lawyers in Schools, programmes helping unemployed woman into work and attending homeless shelters."
First year trainee, London
"Pro bono projects include: Lawyers in Schools, working with the Whitechapel Mission on breakfasts and organising donations, helping with the firm's garden and bee keeping."
Second year trainee, London
"There is definitely an emphasis on corporate responsibility at Olswang, with participations and various fundraising and active community programmes."
First year trainee, Reading
"I have been involved with the Whitechapel mission and the Access Project mentoring young people in a particular subject whether this be because they wish to continue that subject at higher education or because they simply wish to improve their grades."
First year trainee, London
"Lots to get involved in, easy to volunteer, good training for projects. Reading with year four children, teaching law-based lessons to year tens, various internal committees to get involved with, raffles, networking events, seminars..."
Second year trainee, London

2013

"The firm has an energetic and varied CR department. I've done pro bono fee earning work as well as working with school kids to build their knowledge of the law and raise aspirations."
Second year trainee, London
"Lots of pro bono - from Citizens Advice Bureau. Going into schools about law. Teaching students about various subjects. The CR is fantastic."
First year trainee, London
"Providing charities with free legal advice or businesses with reduced fees relying heavily on trainee work to keep costs down."
First year trainee, Reading
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