Pro Bono Week will take place this year from 1st to 5th November. In its 20th anniversary year, events and campaigns centred around the week offer a unique opportunity to celebrate and recognise the deep and longstanding commitment of the legal profession across the UK in giving free legal help to those in need.
The 20th anniversary of Pro Bono Week will be a pivotal moment to look ahead to the next twenty years of pro bono whilst also shining a spotlight on some of the key moments and cases from the past two decades. This look to the future will also coincide with the focus on climate change taking place in November with the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow.
Pro bono is vital to making sure that everyone has access to justice, but it is also a key tool in professional development and wellbeing for lawyers, as well as playing a role in staff recruitment and retention.
Chambers are encouraged to start planning how to use Pro Bono Week 2021 to celebrate and promote pro bono, whether through private or public events, or through internal or wider communications.
It’s easy to get involved:
Resources and updates are available on the Pro Bono Week website, where you can also find plenty of event ideas and tips.
Plan your event now and get it added to the national calendar online by emailing email@example.com.
If you want tips on a specific event you would like to host, or details on campaigns you can join, get in touch via the above email and we would be happy to advise.