A&L Goodbody, Arthur Cox, McCann Fitzgerald, PILA (the Public Interest Law Alliance, a project of the Free Legal Advice Centres) and TrustLaw (Thomson Reuters Foundation) are pleased to invite you to participate in Pro Bono Week Ireland as part of European Pro Bono Week which celebrates the role played by volunteer lawyers in supporting civil society and those in need. During this week, events will take place all across Europe – as well as in Ireland – to highlight and promote pro bono culture.
By bringing together various stakeholders in pro bono culture – lawyers, law students, non-profits, human rights activists, academics, and businesses – we want to start conversations on the overarching theme of this year: the role that pro bono culture can play in responding to global crises. If you are interested in joining any of the events, please save the date and register for each session listed below.
Not Remotely Legal? – Experts share insights on key issues arising from COVID-19
Tuesday, 24 November – 10am-11am
This event will signpost key legal issues for NGOs and social enterprises, particularly those novel and emerging legal developments in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. There will be a particular focus on the practical matters NGOs and social enterprises should consider in the areas of data protection, funding contracts and employment law.
Pro Bono Pledge Ireland Launch
Thursday, 26 November – 9am-10am
Minister For Justice, Helen McEntee, will launch Pro Bono Pledge Ireland – the first collaborative effort in Ireland to articulate the shared responsibility of lawyers to promote access to justice and provide pro bono legal assistance to those in need. It includes a shared definition of pro bono legal work and a commitment to an aspirational target of 20 hours per lawyer per year.
See more at www.probonopledge.ie.
Pro Bono in Practice: International Perspectives
Thursday, 26 November – 1pm-2pm
As interest in pro bono continues to build, this webinar will guide participants on how to plan, develop and engage in pro bono work in order to maximise impact and help improve access to justice for those in need. Tune in to hear pro bono professionals from Hogan Lovells, Freshfields, Charles Russell Speechlys and Weil Gotshal & Manges.
Download: Pro Bono Week Ireland