PILnet and Partners General Pro Bono Calendar

Sep
26
Tue
Annual Weil Charity/NGO Conference 2017 @ Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Last year, we held our second annual legal conference which was attended by over 45 in-house lawyers and senior leaders from charities and NGOs. Attendees were treated to interactive workshops and presentations on data protection, employment, VAT, Investigations and International Trade Sanctions.

We’re delighted to be using feedback from attendees and building on the foundations of previous years to bring you a new and improved version in 2017. Joss Saunders, General Counsel of Oxfam will again be setting the scene and opening up proceedings.

Sep
28
Thu
7th Annual TrustLaw Awards
Sep 28 all-day

Join us in London to celebrate some of the most remarkable pro bono projects undertaken by leading legal teams in partnership with high-impact NGOs and social enterprises across the world.

Pro Bono Institute’s Annual Dinner @ Gotham Hall
Sep 28 all-day

Held in the fall each year, PBI’s Annual Dinner is an important opportunity to celebrate the many law firms and legal departments that have displayed an unyielding commitment to pro bono.

Sep
30
Sat
6th Asia Pro Bono Conference @ Hotel Armada, Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur
Sep 30 – Oct 2 all-day
The theme of the Conference will be
“Strengthening the Pro Bono Culture: Unity and Diversity”

The Asia Pro Bono Conference brings together academics, law students, lawyers, judiciary, pro bono professionals, policy makers, civil society and non-profit representatives to consider the multifarious ways pro bono initiatives can strengthen access to justice in Asia and internationally. The Conference is an exciting mix of keynote speeches, panel discussions, poster presentations and interactive workshop sessions.

 

Oct
16
Mon
2017 PILnet Global Forum @ Sofitel Chain Bridge
Oct 16 – Oct 19 all-day

A Global Conference on Pro Bono and Public Interest Law

PILnet’s 2017 Global Forum will focus on how we, as a global network, can reclaim law as a force for good, and find ways to collaborate in making law work for all. Bringing together expertise and networks from Europe, Russia and Asia for the first time, the 2017 Global Forum will give local innovation a global stage. It will connect leading activists, academics, pro bono professionals and public interest law champions from around the world, and provide them with opportunities to share the most effective techniques and skills of the legal profession – all in benefit of the public interest. PILnet’s 2017 Global Forum will offer presentations, trainings, interactive workshops, awards and social events over four days. Join us in Budapest from 16-19 October 2017 to be a part of this project to ensure that law can work for everyone.

Oct
22
Sun
National Pro Bono Celebration (US)
Oct 22 – Oct 28 all-day
Oct
23
Mon
Legal Aid Clinic @ Sites throughout Indiana’s Pro Bono District I
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Legal Aid announces its “Legal Aid Clinic” program. The first “Legal Aid Clinic” will occur on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Legal Aid Office in Bartholomew County. The “Legal Aid Clinic” takes place on the 4th Monday of each month in Bartholomew County.

Legal Aid is in the process of planning several clinics at local sites throughout Indiana’s Pro Bono District I, which includes Brown, Bartholomew, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Shelby and Rush counties.

The “Legal Aid Clinic” pro bono program will utilize local volunteer attorneys, which will offer free legal consultations to low income individuals for the provision of legal advice and assistance in furtherance of equal access to justice within our community who might not otherwise be able to afford the counsel of an attorney.

Individuals coming to the “Legal Aid Clinic” can expect to receive a 10 to 15 minute consultation to answer general questions, offer legal information, or to receive other limited pro se assistance or advice in person, or a first come, first serve basis. There is no need to register in advance.

Nov
6
Mon
National Pro Bono Week (UK) @ England and Wales
Nov 6 – Nov 10 all-day

National Pro Bono Week (NPBW) is a nationwide campaign to amplify the range and impact of voluntary free legal advice that legal professionals provide ‘pro bono’ – for the public good – every year.

To give you an idea of how much free legal advice our members provide, in 2015-16 solicitors provided an estimated 1.8million hours of professional expertise on a voluntary basis to people and small NGOs who would otherwise be unable to access legal advice.

The 16th annual National Pro Bono Week will take place from 6-10 November 2017

National Pro Bono Week is an annual event at the start of November, sponsored by the Law Society, the Bar Council and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).

Nov
15
Wed
Trust Conference (London) @ London
Nov 15 – Nov 16 all-day

Trust Conference is committed to finding real solutions to empower women and to fight slavery worldwide. The annual event brings together global corporations, lawyers, government representatives, and pioneers in the field of women’s rights and anti-slavery.

The 2016 annual conference brought together 700 global leaders from 60 countries including Brazil, Australia, China, India, Kyrgyzstan and Switzerland. The two-day event reached 65 million people worldwide through extensive media coverage and highly interactive social media engagement.

Nov
27
Mon
Legal Aid Clinic @ Sites throughout Indiana’s Pro Bono District I
Nov 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Legal Aid announces its “Legal Aid Clinic” program. The first “Legal Aid Clinic” will occur on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Legal Aid Office in Bartholomew County. The “Legal Aid Clinic” takes place on the 4th Monday of each month in Bartholomew County.

Legal Aid is in the process of planning several clinics at local sites throughout Indiana’s Pro Bono District I, which includes Brown, Bartholomew, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Shelby and Rush counties.

The “Legal Aid Clinic” pro bono program will utilize local volunteer attorneys, which will offer free legal consultations to low income individuals for the provision of legal advice and assistance in furtherance of equal access to justice within our community who might not otherwise be able to afford the counsel of an attorney.

Individuals coming to the “Legal Aid Clinic” can expect to receive a 10 to 15 minute consultation to answer general questions, offer legal information, or to receive other limited pro se assistance or advice in person, or a first come, first serve basis. There is no need to register in advance.