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Pro Bono

8.0 / 10

(based on 13 ratings in 2019)

2019

"There is a huge amount of pro bono to be involved in and we're encouraged to do as much of it as we like. To this effect, pro bono work is given just as much importance as billable work. In my time I've done legal aid work and advised cancer patients that have been discriminated against by their employers on account of their disability."
First year trainee, London
"The firm offers a lot of pro bono projects. I have worked on two in my first year here, including working on an employment project where we act for sufferers of cancer that are having issues/being discriminated against at work as a result of their illness and another project looking at death row review cases in the US. We send a number of lawyers each week to a free legal advice clinic, which is something I am interested in getting involved in moving forward."
First year trainee, London
"I've worked on a cancer-patient pro bono programme and know that we do extensive work with initiatives such as Amicus and others."
Second year trainee, London
"I haven't done a great deal but pro bono hours count as billable, which is good."
Second year trainee, London
"There are great pro bono initiatives, which are easy to get involved with and get a lot of 'air-time'."
First year trainee, London
"There is very interesting pro bono work on offer. Many people participate in work advising employees with cancer who are being discriminated against. This is some of the most interesting and rewarding work I have done at the firm. You can go to the Waterloo legal clinic and volunteer as an advisor, although corporate hours often prohibit this being an option in reality. The US has more opportunities for pro bono work than Jones Day's London presence."
First year trainee, London

2018

"I have not worked on any pro bono matters as I felt the firm's approach was more US-centric."
Second year trainee, London
"We are strongly encouraged to participate in the wide variety of pro bono projects with which the firm is involved. Pro bono hours are considered chargeable hours for the purposes of our appraisals."
First year trainee, London
"I've been involved in some pro bono projects in the US. Other pro bono opportunities include the Waterloo legal clinic and the Amicus programme."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm takes part in a number of engaging and worthwhile pro bono projects. There is plenty to get involved with."
First year trainee, London
"My feeling is that the US offices currently have a larger pro bono offering than we do, but there are numerous projects run from London."
First year trainee, London
"I have worked for the Amicus Missouri project, the same-sex relationship guide and Macmillan Cancer Support. Pro bono hours are valued the same as billables."
First year trainee, London
"The US seems to have some great projects but they are fewer and further between in London."
Second year trainee, London
"We do a wide variety of pro bono work and the firm takes it seriously."
First year trainee, London
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