Offering opportunities for pro bono work helps commercial law firms sharpen their legal skills by providing ways for lawyers to engage with their wider communities. At some firms, consistent participation in volunteering can be a significant, though not decisive, factor in deciding who wins a promotion.
A few weeks ago I flew to Budapest with my colleague Peter Richard Gilbert to participate in the second European Pro Bono Summit. This year’s event was hosted by Volunteering Hungary in cooperation with GE Hungary and KPMG Hungary and with the support of the BMW Foundation, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Taproot Foundation and Pro Bono Lab.
Since April 14, Miss Getty, a lawyer from the Netherlands, works as a legal volunteer in Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, India promoting women’s rights. ‘How successful are we? That is what we like you to find out for us’, told Mr. Lawrence this morning, when I was attending Getty’s first day at work in the office.
Recap 5th Global Pro Bono Summit, Lisbon “Mapping Pro Bono Service to Tackle the World’s Challenges” by Storify
The 2017 Global Pro Bono Summit will be held in Lisbon, Portugal from 7th to 10th March and draw CSR, HR leaders, foundations, government representatives and pro bono movement leaders from over 30 countries. The Summit challenges pro bono movement leaders to identify ways to increase their impact and hold each other accountable to delivering and facilitating pro bono work that drives social change. The summit this year will be hosted by Social Entrepreneurs Agency .
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