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PILnet Fellow and Egyptian Human Rights Lawyer Arrested

Azza Soliman, prominent human rights lawyer, arrested in her home in Cairo

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10th Annual European Pro Bono Forum Amsterdam | 16-18 November

The only platform of its kind, European Pro Bono Forum provides an international perspective on pro bono practice in Europe.

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PILnet Fellow and Egyptian Human Rights Lawyer Arrested
10th Annual European Pro Bono Forum Amsterdam | 16-18 November

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  • 2016 European Pro Bono AwardsNews

    On November 17, PILnet announced the recipients of this year’s 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 Bono Impact, and Intigam Aliyev received the newly established European Publico Award.  Read more

  • Nominations Open for European Award for 2015 Partnership in the Public InterestPublic Interest Lawyering

    PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law is seeking nominations for the fifth annual European Award for Partnership in the Public Interest, which will recognize the best pro bono legal project (or projects) undertaken jointly between a nongovernmental organization and a law firm in Europe.   Read more

  • 2016 European Pro Bono AwardsNews

    On November 17, PILnet announced the recipients of this year’s 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 Bono Impact, and Intigam Aliyev received the newly established European Publico Award.  Read more

  • The Growth of Pro Bono in EuropeReport

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Using the Power of Law for the Public Interest A Report by Lamin Khadar for the 10th Annual European Pro Bono Forum A modern pro bono movement is beginning to emerge in Europe. Although the tradition of pro bono practice stretches as far back as ancient and medieval Europe, modern pro bono practice has been developed anew, especially since the 1990s, by NGOs, foundations, and private lawyers. The emergence of modern pro bono practice in Europe was aided by the growth and internationalization of US and UK law firms committed to the institutionalization of pro bono in all of their offices, which has also coincided with a decline in legal aid in Europe. This report documents the long history of pro bono in Europe, with a special emphasis on developments in the past 10 years, which have witnessed significant activity toward building a culture of and the infrastructure for pro bono practice in Europe. Some of the field’s central debates and dilemmas, especially for its future, are captured here as a part of that review. This summary is a general overview of the issues covered in PILnet’s 10-year report, put together by Lamin Khadar. The full report, in a PDF printable version, will cover all of these issues in depth and will be available on this page shortly. Read more