The PBEye

Pro Bono As We See It
March 31, 2011

New Global Pro Bono Publication Available

Be sure to check out a newly posted publication on PBI’s website that highlights global pro bono opportunities: “A Survey of Pro Bono Practices and Opportunities in Selected Jurisdictions.”

This survey was newly updated in September 2010, but goes back to an initiative of PBI and Latham & Watkins LLP* from 2005 to make information about global pro bono more accessible.  You can learn more about what access to justice or publicly funded legal aid programs exist, remaining unmet needs for legal representation, perceptions and culture shaping the discussion of pro bono, and what professional-conduct laws and rules provide the framework for pro bono representation in 42 jurisdictions in Europe, Asia and the Pacific region, the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East.  The survey is part of an ongoing effort, shared by many law firms, organizations, and corporate legal departments, to promote and stimulate the growth of pro bono representation globally and in international settings.

For attorneys who are interested in discovering local pro bono opportunities in their firm’s specific international location(s), or for firms seeking to initiate international pro bono opportunities, this publication is an excellent resource.

*denotes a Signatory to the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge®