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Pro Bono

7.6 / 10

(based on 40 ratings in 2016)

2016

"The staff restaurant is always populated with boys from a local school in the afternoons as many people here tutor them."
First year trainee, London
"There is a huge range of CSR options that we have been introduced to during two presentations. I have so far taken part in the London Legal Walk and volunteered at the Islington Law Centre."
First year trainee, London
"I have worked on a pro bono project for a major national orchestra/charity. Lots of other pro bono projects to get involved in."
First year trainee, London
"There are so many amazing opportunities to get involved with legal work and access to charities. I volunteer at the Islington Law Centre, providing free legal aid, and am participating in the London Legal Walk today to raise money for legal aid charities."
First year trainee, London
"I am working on three different pro bono projects. One is a six-month project with a local charity, working towards improving their funding arrangements and connections with businesses. The other is with a local primary school, gardening with children from the inner city and also getting involved with the firm's roof garden, growing vegetables and wildflowers to help support biodiversity."
First year trainee, London
"There are many opportunities to become involved in corporate responsibility and charitable work. In my few months at the firm so far I have participated in the London Legal Walk raising money for access to justice. In the coming months I'll be involved in the Great City Race to raise money for Seeing is Believing and mentoring students from the local area through making their UCAS applications. Pro bono work is more ad-hoc and difficult to get involved with unless you have a connection with a partner involved in a particular project."
First year trainee, London
"Many things are going on. Law clinic in Islington is the key pro bono programme which allows us to engage in advocacy and even go to court on behalf of clients lacking legal advice."
First year trainee, London
"Interviewing candidates for a social mobility work experience programme. Helping local comprehensive school pupils with UCAS applications. Access to law events for those from disadvantaged backgrounds."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"The firm is very committed to pro bono projects - and employees of all levels participate in programmes such as a weekly tutoring programme."
First year trainee, London
"The firm makes a lot of pro bono opportunities available, including volunteering in law centres, tutoring and helping local businesses. These aren´t mandatory (and people aren´t pressured to do them) but a large proportion of the firm is involved in these and get a lot from the experience."
Second year trainee, London
"There are many opportunities to get involved in pro bono work. I volunteer as a tutor at a local state school, assist with university applications and deliver presentations on life as a lawyer to encourage greater understanding of the career amongst those who might not have access to anyone in the profession. I also completed the London Legal Walk with a group from the firm which was good fun. Other opportunities include volunteering at Islington Law Centre, volunteering at a primary school and mentoring local businesses. The firm also takes on some pro bono clients and trainees can do ad hoc work for these organisations, which is often very interesting."
First year trainee, London
"A good range of pro bono work exists, and many lawyers participate enthusiastically."
First year trainee, London

2014

"Slaughter and May is involved with the tutoring of school students from local schools."
First year trainee, London
"Pro bono projects that are available include: law centre volunteering; GCSE tutoring; and advising charities with their business plans."
First year trainee, London
"My involvement in pro bono work has been somewhat ad hoc but I have done random pieces, including running the negotiation for a lease."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm promotes a very wide range of pro bono activities, including tutoring children at local schools, volunteering at local law centres and working with local businesses. These activities are very heavily encouraged, and there is a high participation rate among both trainees and associates."
First year trainee, London
"I'm a member of the Employee Charity Committee, which organises various events to raise money. The firm is very committed to pro bono and has a wide range of projects for everyone to get involved with."
First year trainee, London
"Over half of the firms staff contribute to pro bono projects in some way."
Second year trainee, London
"So far I have been involved in law centre volunteering, UCAS application help, career advice sessions, fundraising events and poppy appeal selling."
First year trainee, London

2013

"There are many pro bono projects available. I have worked in law centres, mentored university students and have been working closely with a specific charity to improve their internal communication lines."
Second year trainee, London
"Legal advice centre, reading project at primary school, UCAS project."
Second year trainee, London
"There's a fair bit of pro bono work going on but client commitments come first. I have done a piece of work for a Community Association centre whilst in Real Estate and have also been involved in some corporate social responsibility projects, (such as helping the elderly with their computer skills at the local community centre)."
Second year trainee, London
"Perhaps not as much as other firms, but there is still a decent amount such as law centre volunteering and community service."
First year trainee, London
"The firm takes on pro bono matters for charities, etc. And the firm is also committed to volunteering at two local legal advice centres."
Second year trainee, London
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