A&L Goodbody creates new trainee rotation in pro bono
A&L Goodbody (ALG) has announced the introduction of a first-of-its-kind trainee rotation in its pro bono practice with effect from next year.
Lawyers and trainees at the firm deliver around 6,000 hours of free legal advice through its pro bono practice every year.
The new pro bono trainee will work closely with charities, not-for-profit organisations and pro bono partners in managing and providing the service.
For trainees, the rotation will develop skills in client care, project management and most importantly legal research, drafting and advocacy.
Responsible business partner Eamonn Conlon said: “Creating this trainee rotation is an important part of our overall pro bono strategy. It’s another example of how we are leading the Irish market for pro bono, having been the first in Ireland to appoint a pro bono associate and by setting very ambitious targets to help our community partners and clients.”
Trainee partner Ronan Lyons added: “This is another first for our award-winning trainee programme. Last year, we were the first to introduce a trainee rotation in our client technology team and now we are the first to do so with pro bono.
“Not only will it be a fascinating and important learning experience for our trainees but it will also help instil our long established culture of pro bono and our wider corporate responsibilities.”