RESOURCES

Opportunities to expand your pro bono practice

TrustLaw is the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s FREE pro bono service that connects not-for-profits (including those based in Bristol) with law firms.

A lists of pro bono opportunities is circulated each week.  Click here for more information or contact Sarah Farrelly.

The Law Society invites firms and in-house legal teams to sign up to the Pro Bono Charter to demonstrate their commitment to access to justice and to recognise that pro bono work is one way of achieving this.

Contact Valerie Robertson for more information.

Law for Life creates training resources for individuals who cannot afford legal representation. This includes the AdviceNow resource.


Assistance is required to draft guides / research specific legal topics. More information can be found here. Contact Beth Kirkland to get involved.

LawWorks provides access to justice to individuals in need of advice. It also brokers legal advice to small not-for-profit organisations.

LawWorks equips lawyers with the training, insurance and support to provide pro bono advice. Clare Johnson is the South-West lead. For more info click here. Access their member's area for further support.

Bristol City Funds' mission is to bring new funding into Bristol to help solve the biggest problems facing our communities.

City Funds are looking to set up a pro bono service for projects - likely the provision of social finance legal advice. Contact Peter Morris for more information. 

AskingBristol

New initiative led by High Sheriff of Bristol John Manley to connect whereby charities / community groups can ask the city for assistance on a range of issues, including pro bono. Lawyers picked up all requests during the pilot phase.

Click here for the thinking behind this project.

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