Pro Bono

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Arthur Cox has been recognised by US charity Amicus for supporting its work to represent those facing the death penalty. The law firm was named Champion Law Firm at the 2021 Amicus Champions of Justice Awards, an annual celebration of the law firms and individual volunteers who work pro bono to ensu

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Former chief justice Frank Clarke will join lawyers from some of Ireland's biggest law firms on Monday to launch the third Pro Bono Week Ireland. Pro Bono Week Ireland, which runs this year from 22-26 November, celebrates the role played by volunteer lawyers supporting civil society and those in nee

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Belfast-based NGO The Pils Project is hosting a free webinar next week to mark UK Pro Bono Week. Taking place on Tuesday 2 November at 6pm, the webinar is designed to be "inspirational and practical", with real-life examples of how lawyers can proactively share their expertise while avoiding burn-ou

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The UK's 20th annual Pro Bono Week will take place from 1 to 5 November 2021, offering an opportunity to recognise and support the voluntary contribution made by the legal profession across the UK in giving free legal help to those in need.  This milestone anniversary will be a pivotal moment t

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William Fry's pro bono programme has been recognised at the 2021 Chambers Sustainable Business Impact Awards. The law firm won the "Excellence in Social Enterprise" award for its Social Impact+ programme, which was launched in partnership with Inner City Enterprise in July 2019.

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Matheson, Ireland's largest law firm, has announced the appointment of Niamh Counihan as its first pro bono partner. Ms Counihan will dedicate 50 per cent of her professional time to pro bono legal activities, while the other 50 per cent will continue to be dedicated to her responsibilities as Mathe

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A&L Goodbody LLP (ALG) has been awarded the Outstanding Firm for Pro Bono prize at the prestigious Chambers Europe Awards 2021. In a virtual awards ceremony last night, Chambers Europe highlighted ALG's role in establishing the new Pro Bono Pledge for Ireland as well as the significant social im

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Over 70 signatories, representing in excess of 2,000 legal professionals, have come together to pledge free legal services for those who need it most. The "Pro Bono Pledge Ireland", a new initiative which asks the legal profession to commit to promoting access to justice by providing free legal assi

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Arthur Cox has been named Domestic Law Firm of the Year at an awards ceremony celebrating groundbreaking pro bono projects undertaken on behalf of NGOs and social enterprises. The TrustLaw Awards, now in their tenth year, took place virtually yesterday morning. TrustLaw connects lawyers offering pro

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Arthur Cox has revealed a 40 per cent increase in the pro bono hours it undertook over the last year in its Pro Bono Impact Report for 2019/2020. The report provides a snapshot of our pro bono projects, which includes secondments, legal information, strategic litigation, and legal clinics.

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The Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA), a project of legal rights group FLAC, has provided pro bono support to over 300 NGOs in its first decade, according to a new report. The impact report, covering the period from PILA's establishment in 2009 to 2019, was launched this morning at an online event

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