Pro Bono

4.8 / 10

(based on 18 ratings in 2017)

2017

"I've been involved in various corporate social responsibility initiatives, such as the London Legal Walk, but I haven't been involved in pro bono work."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm participates in a lot of corporate social responsibility programmes and helps out local charities in practical ways eg fundraising and shed painting. However, the firm doesn't do any 'traditional' pro bono, ie providing legal services for free."
Second year trainee, London
"I have volunteered for the East London Business Alliance organisation."
First year trainee, London
"I work in the Jo Richardson School scheme mentoring a student. We go to their school and they come to the office for sessions."
First year trainee, london
"Last year we took part in the Tour de Law, which was a great initiative raising money for breast cancer care that the whole firm got behind. I do think we could get involved with more events like this."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm has an excellent level of engagement in corporate social responsibility generally but this hasn't necessarily included pro bono. I know there is a pro bono committee that is looking to increase the firm's involvement."
First year trainee, London

2016

"The firm doesn't formally engage (at least not that I know) in pro bono work, which is disappointing. RPC is excellent with CSR initiatives but could improve on the pro bono side of things."
First year trainee, London
"I have been involved in various CSR initiatives, including a charity abseil!"
Second year trainee, London
"Pro bono very much seems to be an afterthought. However, this has recently been highlighted and a trainee-focused pro bono scheme is due to be set up shortly."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"There seems to be more of an emphasis on CSR initiatives than pro bono work but I have been involved with a number of CSR activities such as a charity Christmas single."
First year trainee, London
"The CSR programme could have a higher involvement rate and there is little by way of pro bono work conducted."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"There are a number of opportunities to get involved externally and also various internal events providing assistance to charities, including the dedicated form charity."
First year trainee, London
"We have a charity of the year with whom we work very closely doing work for them, as well as raising money."
First year trainee, London
"We have a dedicated charity of the year, rather than piecemeal projects throughout the year."
First year trainee, London
"Although there are not as many opportunities to get involved in pro bono as I would like, we do have a charity of the year which is great."
First year trainee, London

2014

"I would say that there is a reasonable commitment to corporate social responsibility work. I personally sit on the Bristol and firm-wide dedicated forums for this. It would be good if some of the time spent on corporate social responsibility work would be recognised in terms of our hour targets, however."
First year trainee, Bristol
"I was involved with clearing out a boatyard for local charity and some legal walks."
First year trainee, London
"I haven't done any actual pro bono work but I have been involved with work for our nominated charity."
First year trainee, London
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