UPCOMING PRO BONO TRAININGS / EVENTS
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- London Legal Support Trust’s Great Legal Quiz (Ye Olde cock Tavern on Fleet Street, from 6:30pm wiht quiz starting at 7pm.)
Join the London Legal Support Trust for a night of trivia, run and competition with the Great Legal Quiz! Tickets are £40 for a table of 5.
- A4ID and Linklaters: Lawyers Advancing Sustainable Development Goals 2, 3, 4 & 5 (6pm – 7:45pm)
A4ID and Linklaters are co-hosting an event to launch the legal guides on Zero Hunger, Good Health, Quality Education and Gender Equality
‘Lawyers Advancing SDGs 2,3,4, and 5’ is part of a series of events being hosted to launch the 17 Chapters of the Legal Guide to the SDGs, under the SDG Legal Initiative. The SDG Legal Initiative is a call to action to the global legal profession to work towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
One of the pillars of the SDG Agenda are the ‘People’ SDGs: SDG 2 ‘Zero Hunger’, SDG 3 ‘Good health and well-being’, SDG 4 ‘Quality education’, and SDG 5 ‘Gender equality’. These SDGs can be directly linked with human rights, that are recognised by international and regional treaties and sometimes domestic legislation. The purpose of this event is to bring together the legal and development communities to discuss how the legal profession, across the world, can best contribute to the realisation of the rights to food, health, education and gender equality for all, without discrimination.
A panel of lawyers and development practitioners share success stories of lawyers and in-house counsel contributing to the achievement of these particular SDGs, as well as showcasing how they can contribute to this Agenda through their client advising capacity and their pro bono work.
- IBA Pro Bono Committee: Creativity in the Pro Bono Sector: a Response to International Crises (1-2pm)
During instances and times of crisis, pro bono coordinators play a particularly central role in ensuring the continuation, and in some cases the extension, of pro bono legal services. Often these are novel situations which involve multiple jurisdictions and occasionally, are also politically sensitive.
There is much to learn from pro bono coordinators who are based in different jurisdictions, especially the creative methods they use to address different and/or increased legal needs. As this is an extensive topic of conversation, the focus will be on three strategies: the use of digital innovation, inter- and intra-firm collaboration, and pro bono associations.
Rather than formal presentations, the presenters will briefly introduce their use of a select strategy, followed by a healthy exchange of practical experiences and the use of these strategies under different challenging situations.
The contributions from the presenters will include the following topics, among others:
- the use of online platforms;
- the development of the Pro Bono Portal and its use in managing crises such as the Australian bush-fire response;
- techniques for managing a project across multiple cultures within one firm;
- setting up and managing multi-firm pro bono collaborations, e.g. the Greece Pro Bono Collaborative for asylum seekers in Lesvos; and
- the impact of organisations such as the Association of Pro Bono Counsel and the Cyrus R Vance Center for International Justice.