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Pro Bono

9.5 / 10

(based on 10 ratings in 2019)

2019

"The pro bono work is varied and of excellent quality. Even as a trainee, you can get involved in some exciting projects. Among many other things, I have so far contributed to an amicus brief a client-NGO aimed to put before the Chilean Supreme Court and brought in a pro bono client myself."
First year trainee, London
"Pro bono is a significant focus across the firm, with most fee earners undertaking at least 50 hours per year. There's an array of pro bono matters to become involved with in addition to non-legal volunteering opportunities."
First year trainee, London
"There are lots of interesting pro bono matters to get involved with."
First year trainee, London
"I think that our firm is the best in the City for pro bono. All employees are expected to get involved with it."
First year trainee, London
"The firm requires a mandatory 50 hours of pro bono work per lawyer, these hours counting towards billable hours. I have worked on two innocence project cases."
First year trainee, London
"I have worked on many pro bono projects such as financing for a charity specialising in homeless shelters."
First year trainee, London

2018

"There has recently been a big push for associates to meet their 50 hour per annum pro bono targets, with partners actively encouraging associates and trainees who are not on track."
Second year trainee,
"A target of 50 hours of pro bono per lawyer is encouraged and met by nearly everyone."
First year trainee,
"There's a huge amount of scope for pro bono, which is expertly managed and run. It's a great opportunity to get more hands-on with legal issues that you may not get with other client work."
First year trainee,
"There's a fantastic pro bono programme. The charitable work undertaken by employees is very impressive."
First year trainee,
"I have completed many hours of pro bono already with plenty of opportunities to get involved with much more."
First year trainee,

2016

"Weil is committed to pro bono work and, as a trainee, I am able to take on as much responsibility as I am comfortable with, which is a bonus."
First year trainee, London
"We have an amazing CSR and pro bono ethic and team. We are all encouraged to get involved in pro bono, and people normally always get stuck in."
First year trainee, London
"As much pro bono as you like, we have a dedicated programme."
Second year trainee, London
"An enormous amount of varied and interesting pro bono work, which you are strongly encouraged to take part in."
Second year trainee, London
"We have a dynamic head of pro bono at the firm, who has boosted the general commitment across the firm. Everyone completes at least 50 hours of pro bono work a year but most do way beyond this. I have worked on matters for several charities, helping them incorporate charitable entities and negotiate contract terms."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"I completed over 200 hours of pro bono last year, and there seem to be hundreds of opportunities to partake in it. The firm seems to encourage all lawyers to undertake over 50 hours of pro bono, which is prioritised as much as billable."
Second year trainee, London
"There is lots of pro bono going on: at the moment there seem to be lots of social finance ventures, which are quite interesting to me and relate to other work we do."
Second year trainee, London
"There are a huge variety of pro bono opportunities on offer. I've worked on a research project into human rights abuses in Kenya which spanned seven months."
Second year trainee, London
"Pro bono work is really flourishing at the firm, with increasing numbers of associates dedicating an increasing amount of their time to this area. Personally, I have worked on numerous pro bono matters: I attended Citizens' Advice Bureau sessions at the Royal Courts of Justice, provided legal advice to visitors at the Mary Ward Legal Centre and have given support to several different charities. Other trainees have had similar experiences, such as those who worked on a significant human rights project for the United Nations."
First year trainee, London
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