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National Pro Bono Week 2016—the future of legal volunteering

Published on: 10 November 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • National Pro Bono Week 2016—the future of legal volunteering
  • Other than the traditional offering of free legal advice, what are the additional ways that lawyers can use their legal expertise for the public good?
  • How do you envisage the future of volunteering in the legal sector?
  • How can the legal profession best utilise pro bono work to engage with and help plug gaps left in legal aid funding?
  • Is there anything the UK can learn from other jurisdictions with a heavy pro bono culture?
  • Any other interesting trends affecting the pro-bono sector?

Article summary

Practice Management analysis: Cuts to the legal sector will oblige a more resourceful approach to how the potential of pro bono work can be best utilised in the future. As part of National Pro Bono Week 2016, Lesley Anderson QC, chair of the Chancery Bar Association’s pro bono subcommittee, looks at civil society endeavours and the role lawyers can play in public education on law and politics, as key and optimistic starting points. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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