Championing Pro Bono: A Guide to Assessing and Strengthening Your Pro Bono Work

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 16:25 PM
Author: Thomson Reuters Foundation
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TrustLaw works with legal teams, both law firms and in-house teams, globally to achieve our mission of spreading the practice of pro bono worldwide. We assess what pro bono legal teams are doing already (if any) and find ways in which we can help them to do more. Our work since we established in 2010 has ranged from partnering with large international law firms with dedicated staff to coordinate and work on pro bono matters full-time, to small one-person law firms that help their local community organisations or initiatives on an ad hoc basis with free legal advice. We have a unique insight into the global pro bono landscape through our regional teams based around the world.

This “Championing Pro Bono Guide” is designed to help legal teams globally with their pro bono work. It is our aim that the Guide can be used by legal teams of all sizes and at all stages of their pro bono work. We set out ways to assess and strengthen pro bono work, and include resources on debunking common myths associated with pro bono as well as tips on how to make the most of your pro bono experience. Conscious of not trying to re-invent the wheel, we have also included a non-exhaustive list of other global pro bono resources which may also help legal teams on their pro bono journey.

If you like to find out more about how to strengthen your legal team’s pro bono work, please contact