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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 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 […]

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 […]

2016 Pro Bono Awards: Advocating for Social Welfare

LawWorks has been shortlisted for PILnet’s 2016 European Award for Local Pro Bono Impact for its Welfare Benefits Advocacy project. This project, in partnership with law firms including Kirkland & Ellis International, Clyde & Co, BLP, Norton Rose Fulbright and Sidley Austin, supports solicitors to provide in-depth pro bono assistance and representation at first tier […]

2016 Pro Bono Awards: Fighting Online Child Sexual Exploitation (OCSE)

White & Case and ECPAT International (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes) have been shortlisted for PILnet’s 2016 European Award for Exemplary Partnership in the Public Interest. Together, this law firm and NGO conducted the first comprehensive global study of substantive and procedural law related to online child sexual […]