IN HOUSE PRO BONO GROUP
The members of the In House Pro Bono Group share a collective belief that the provision of pro bono work is a professional responsibility for all lawyers. Supported by a Steering Committee, the Group’s aims are to:
- Foster a culture of commitment to pro bono
- Promote and improve pro bono service and delivery
- Share knowledge, best practice and resources to build and strengthen in house pro bono service
- Connect in house lawyers, charities and pro bono professionals through networking and communication
- Collaborate to make the best use of our unique skill set and training for the benefit of others.
- Check out our Pro Bono Guide for In House Lawyers
- Discover best practices for Scoping a Pro Bono Program
- Visit our Pro Bono Resources page for a comprehensive list of pro bono brokers and organisations
- Stay up to date on the latest in pro bono space by checking out our Calendar of Events
- We run a series of training events throughout the year. Visit our Training & Education page for a list of upcoming events as well as recordings of past events
- Visit our Covid-19 Resources page for information on conducting pro bono during the pandemic
- Get involved in the Pro Bono Response to Climate Change
Shout It Out!
Help support in house pro bono teams. Consider nominating a team or a project for the following upcoming awards:
Which team will you nominate for Best Contribution by an In-House Team or an In-House Solicitor the Law Works Pro Bono Awards 2020? Deadline for nominations is 5 October 2020
Which project will you nominate for the 2020 PILnet Global Awards? Deadline for Submissions is 10 September 2020
Training & Education
Our Training & Education sub-committee organises quarterly and ad hoc training sessions for our members. Please see our Training and Education tab for further details. If there are any topics that you would like to receive training or present on, please contact us.
Financial Institution Pro Bono Day
Our Financial Institution Pro Bono Day sub-committee is planning a collaborative volunteering day for financial instutions to celebrate Financial Institution Pro Bono Day
London Legal Walk
Our London Legal Walk sub-committee is looking at branding opportunities and organising a networking event following the London Legal Walk
national Pro Bono Week
Our National Pro Bono Week sub-committee is planning an in-house day of training and pro bono volunteering opportunities for our members during National Pro Bono Week.
Policy & Outreach
Our Policy & Outreach sub-committee is in charge of promoting pro bono policies and publicising the work of our Group.
Mark your calendar for these upcoming pro bono events in September. For a broader calendar of upcoming events beyond September, please visit our Calendar of Events page.
LawWorks Training: Small Claims: Introduction
The introductory session will focus on some of the key issues of practical importance to those assisting clients with small claims. Delivered by Dominic Bright, a barrister at Lamb Chambers, it is the first of a series on small claims, (three to be delivered by Dominic).
LawWorks Training: Introduction to consumer law
This session will provide an introductory overview of consumer law issues, as well as focusing on topical issues, such as Brexit. It is the first of two consumer law sessions.
Delivered by Jason Freeman, Director of Consumer Law at the Competition & Markets Authority.
LawWorks Training: Debt Law and Covid-19
This session will provide a Covid-19 focus on the topic of debt law, and will be delivered by Roni Marsh who is a debt adviser with 20 years of experience of advising and training on debt and benefits law. The session will provide a general overview of the different types of debts and cover the temporary changes and protections brought in since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
LawWorks Training: Housing Law and Covid-19
This session will provide an overview of the Covid-19 related issues in housing law, focussing on statutory compliance. Delivered by Elizabeth Dwomoh (barrister) of Lamb Chambers, the session will cover statutory compliance by landlords and housing bodies during Covid-19.
In House Pro Bono Group: Legal Clinic 101 Series Employment Law Issues
Our third session of the Legal Clinic 101 series will be on employment law issues and will be presented by Peter Lockwood from Simmons & Simmons.
LawWorks Training: Redundancy during Covid-19
Delivered by John Sprack (barrister and former Employment Tribunal judge) an experienced trainer and an author, with a wide knowledge of employment law. This session will examine redundancy in the context of Covid-19 and its consequences.
Climate Week NYC 2020
Climate Week NYC is biggest climate summit taking place this year. As the focus shifts to how we rebuild after COVID-19, Climate Week NYC 2020 will explore what lessons we can learn in the pursuit of a net-zero future through just transition.
For the full calendar of events taking place during Climate Week NYC, click here.
LawWorks Training: Working with Vulnerable Clients
Delivered by Richard Owen, Professor, Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea University and Eleanor Barrow, LawWorks’ Membership & Training Officer (Wales), this session will provide information and top tip strategies on working with vulnerable clients.
Chancery Lane: Rewiring Law to Fight Climate Change
The Chancery Lane Project is a collaboration of lawyers from around the world to develop new contracts and model laws to help fight climate change.
Join us as the Chancery Lane Project goes global, launching in New York.
Asia Pro Bono Conference: The Transitioning Environment of In-House Counsel Pro Bono
This session will examine the growth of in-house pro bono in a transitioning environment and will look at best practice from around the region to provide inspiration and practical advice for collaborations to encourage the growth of in-house pro bono.
LawWorks Training: Small claims – housing law casework
This session will provide an overview of conducting housing law small claims, primarily on the Small Claims Track in the County Court. The session will be delivered by Tony Martin, Head of Clinics, BPP, and forms part of our series looking at ‘small claims’.