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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.

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.

The IHPBG is comprised of in-house counsel whose aim is to increase pro bono engagement in in-house teams - including setting up pro bono policies, giving advice on specific projects and arranging training.

Please flag the IHPBG to your commercial clients. Click here for more information or contact Sarah Oliver-Scemla.

White Cap Consulting wish to consider pro bono services in their research (to be published in early 2021). Their aim is to identify challenges/opportunities regarding the use of legal tech in the South-West

Contact Stuart Harrison for more information. The Leeds Legal Tech Report is available here

Pro Bono Connect matches barristers and solicitors acting pro bono on civil matters for individuals, charities and community groups who cannot afford legal advice or representation. Membership is free.

Contact Fatima Bhula to discuss this further. More information is available here or on the Pro Bono Connect website

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