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Pro Bono

8.4 / 10

(based on 8 ratings in 2019)

2019

"There is a big focus on pro bono. There is a very wide range of projects such as immigration issues, cancer charities or even helping micro-breweries getting their business started."
First year trainee, London
"We do a lot of pro bono at Covington, which I think is a very strong influence from our DC headquarters. Some pro bono opportunities such as immigration/Home Office applications are open to people across the firm and I have been able to have my own clients for that (albeit supervised by a senior lawyer), which has been very rewarding. My current department does a lot of pro bono and I have worked on some very interesting cases there."
First year trainee, London
"The firm offers a big range of pro bono projects and there is a gift awarded to everyone who has done 50 hours in a year. I have done immigration cases as well as working on corporate matters for charities."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm prides itself on its pro bono legacy and pro bono is emphasised across the firm. Fee earners who have billed more than 50 hours of pro bono are invited to attend an annual evening event and are given rewards."
First year trainee, London
"Trainees can get involved in various pro bono projects and some of the teams do their own pro bono work as well."
Second year trainee, London

2018

"Covington has a fantastic pro bono programme. All trainees will have significant involvement with pro bono matters and they provide a fantastic opportunity to develop skills."
Second year trainee, London
"There's a strong emphasis on getting involved in pro bono and there are lots of different projects to get involved in."
First year trainee, London
"We have lots of pro bono initiatives and are encouraged to suggest new ones too. We work with Kids In Need of Defence."
First year trainee, London
"Pro bono is seen as being equivalent to billable work and you can choose what projects to get involved in. One of the biggest pro bono projects involves immigration matters and working with children."
Second year trainee, London

2017

"We're involved in a range of pro bono matters but, depending on what department you are in, it can be hard to get involved due to hours."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm has a variety of pro bono clients including charities, start-ups, NGOs and others. We participate in the KIND scheme to help children with their applications to remain resident in the UK. It's really great to have a corporate firm that participates in something like this."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm encourages trainees to get involved in pro bono."
First year trainee, London
"We're one of the highest-ranked firms for pro bono hours. We have dedicated ongoing pro bono projects all of the time and everyone is really encouraged to get involved."
First year trainee, London

2015

"The firm is very well known for its pro bono capabilities and does a huge amount of it. I've worked on various matters: from assisting charities with amending articles of association to advising about police corruption in foreign jurisdictions."
First year trainee, London
"The pro bono work undertaken by the firm is varied."
First year trainee, London
"The firm has a very strong commitment to pro bono work, both internationally and in London. There have been small, bespoke projects for charities, or large-scale public international law projects. There is very interesting work on offer, and lots of it."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"The firm has a very strong commitment to pro bono - which is a historical strength of the firm in the US. I have worked on a range of pro bono projects: some for individuals, others for prominent charities."
First year trainee, London
"Trainees get involved in as much pro bono work as they are able and willing to do. I have taken part in a range of projects, from public international law to working with the firm's long standing pro bono clients."
First year trainee, London
"There are lots of opportunities for pro bono work. There is an annual pro bono dinner and drinks to recognize those who have put in over a certain number of hours on pro bono matters. Trainees are encouraged to volunteer for pro bono projects and are supervised by a partner/senior associate."
First year trainee, London
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