Opportunities for international pro bono working: an introduction

Seminar and networking evening

25/06/2015 17:30

Thursday 25 June 17:30 – 20:00

The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

CPD hours 1.25 

Overview

The Law Society is committed to supporting its members in delivering impactful and relevant pro bono assistance around the world.  This seminar will provide an overview of the role lawyers can play in supporting effective pro bono projects internationally, why we do it and how you and your firm can get involved. Speakers from legal development organisations, law firms and will explore how we can link pro-bono demands with the relevant expertise, understand different forms of pro bono activity and where to find opportunities to get involved.

Representatives from a number of pro-bono organisations, NGOs and the Law Society’s own international projects and human rights team will be exhibiting during the networking reception following the seminar for further opportunities to discuss how you can match your skills to relevant and meaningful projects and other activities internationally.  

Speakers

  • Jess Magson, Programme Manager, (LASER) programme: Linking pro demand with supply in the commercial law and justice sector.
  • Huddersfield Law Society – Uganda Law Society twinning project: how firms of all sizes can make a difference
  • ROLE UK – opportunities to contribute your expertise internationally through government-funded pro bono
  • Staś Kuźmierkiewicz, DLA Piper (winners of the 2014 Excellence in Pro Bono Award)

There is no charge to attend this event.  Places are limited and registration is essential.  Registration is available online here

We hope that you can join us and look forward to seeing you there.