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Profession helps law schools to step up pro bono advice – Law Society’s Gazette

“The number of law schools offering pro bono legal advice has risen significantly thanks to a boost in support from solicitors, a report published this week has found.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th April 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

The National Pro Bono Centre Question Time Debate – The Bar Council

“Following on from the 2010 LawWorks event “Legal Aid after the Election”, the National Pro Bono Centre is delighted to give notice of the second Legal Aid Question Time. Panel members will include key representatives from the main political parties and from the representative professional bodies. The audience will include lawyers from all practice areas, members of the advice sector and other key legal aid stakeholders.”

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The Bar Council, 21st February 2011

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Legal aid cuts could make pro bono work a social duty for law firms – The Guardian

“Is it a good idea to rely on organisations whose priority is making money to provide legal advice for those who can’t afford it?”

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The Guardian, 19th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Pro bono – what does the future hold? – The Guardian

“Lawyers must consider whether their voluntary work should be about securing access to justice for those failed by a shrinking legal aid system.”

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The Guardian, 12th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bar Pro Bono Award 2010 – nominations now invited – The Bar Council

“Pro bono has never been more important or more appreciated than in current times.
The selflessness shown by individuals who give up their time for free to assist others in need deserves recognition.”

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The Bar Council, 24th August 2010

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Time to debate how we can sustain access to justice for the poor – The Guardian

“Securing legal advice for all in a time of austerity puts a responsibility on everyone in the profession.”

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Attorney General Welcomes Pro Bono Progress – Attorney General’s Office

“The Attorney General, Baroness Scotland QC, has outlined and celebrated significant recent progress in the support and coordination of Pro Bono work by the UK Domestic and International Pro Bono Committees.”

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Attorney General’s Office, 31st March 2010

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk


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