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Pro Bono

8.2 / 10

(based on 5 ratings in 2016)


"I have participated in the Lawyers in Schools programme, teaching citizenship at a state school in London, which was very rewarding. It would be great if the London office could participate more in the large pro bono work done in our New York office, or work on similar cases in the UK."
Second year trainee, London
"Attended Lawyers in Schools, which was really fun, and hoping to attend a law clinic soon helping transgender people change their names."
Second year trainee, London
"I haven't worked on any pro bono projects, but most other trainees have."
First year trainee, London
"The London office does a large amount of pro bono work with schools in the London area. There is a Lawyers in Schools programme which runs for six weeks each year where a number of lawyers go into an underprivileged school and talk to the students about areas of the law that may affect them. The firm also runs a number of Citilink events, which involve students from various schools coming to the office and being involved in an activity day. This also includes a one-hour session with a number of lawyers where the students interview the lawyers in order to get a better understanding of what it is to be a lawyer, and hopefully to encourage them to aspire to high-ranking jobs."
Second year trainee, Melbourne


"The firm is a regular supporter of Lawyers in Schools and other projects involving children. The firm is very supportive of time billed to pro bono matters - it is not considered less important than billable matters and partners will make themselves available to discuss if you need help."
Second year trainee,
"Lawyers in schools is a project I am currently involved in which involves a group of partners, associates and trainees delivering citizenship type classes in schools."
First year trainee,
"S&C realize that the community is very important and that we are in a good position to be able to help those who are less fortunate. We run a lawyers in schools programme which takes us out to the school once a week to teach the students more about the legal system."
First year trainee,
"We are very committed to pro bono but the size of the office does limit what we can take part in. I have participated in Lawyers in Schools and another event where secondary school students come into our offices."
First year trainee,


"I am currently involved in a pro bono matter involving setting up a charity which has been very interesting."
First year trainee, London
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