Celebrate PILnet’s 20th Anniversary!

PILnet is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! In recognition of this, the Forum will include a special concert by a Hungarian favorite: Parno Graszt. The concert will take place after the Pro Bono Awards Ceremony, on 18 October, from 9:00pm to 12:00am. Parno Graszt, a Roma band, was founded in 1987 in a small village […]

Screening of “ALL RISE” at PILnet’s Global Forum

This year, as part of the Global Forum, PILnet will be screening the documentary “ALL RISE”, a film about an International Law Moot Court Competition known as the “Jessup”. Participants of the forum as well as students of Budapest’s Central European University (where the screening will take place) are invited to join us on Tuesday 17 […]

2016 Forum Report Now Available

2016 Forum Report The 2016 European Pro Bono Forum took place in a year of growing inequality and decreasing social cohesion. In this context, the Forum, our global network, and this community are more critical than ever. The focus of the event—how to use law in creative ways to make our world a better, more […]

Highlights from the 2016 Asia Pro Bono Forum

PILnet’s 3rd Annual Asia Pro Bono Forum took place in Bali on 29-30 August 2016 with over 230 participants from 24 countries, the biggest and most diverse Forum so far. The central theme for this year’s Forum was Lawyers as Innovators: Charting New Frontiers in Pro Bono, as we wanted to explore how pro bono […]

Building Pro Bono Momentum in Indonesia

The hosting of a regional Forum is more than just putting on a series of events – it is about working with local partners to build pro bono and, hopefully, a lasting impact. In Indonesia we had the pleasure of collaborating with a wide variety of stakeholders to do just that! Peradis: Unite for Pro […]

2016 European Pro Bono Awards

On November 17,  PILnet announced the recipients of the 2016 European Pro Bono Awards in a ceremony held as part of the 10th Annual European Pro Bono Forum. Reed Smith received the Exemplary Partnership in the Public Interest Award for its work with Greek NGO METAdrasi, the Romanian NGO ACTEDO received the Award for Local Pro […]

2016 Pro Bono Awards: Better Policies for Slovakia’s Homeless

Attorneys Pro Bono (Advokáti Pro Bono) has been shortlisted for PILnet’s 2016 European Award for Local Pro Bono Impact for its work towards better policies for the homeless in Slovakia. Attorneys Pro Bono, a clearinghouse dedicated to help legal professionals achieve their social responsibility duties, brought together law firms and NGOs in an extended project to […]