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New PILnet Fellowship Lawyering in the Age of Globalization

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2017 PILnet Global Forum A Global Conference on Pro Bono and Public Interest Law

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New PILnet Fellowship Lawyering in the Age of Globalization
2017 PILnet Global Forum A Global Conference on Pro Bono and Public Interest Law

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  • 2017 New PILnet FellowshipPublic Interest Lawyering

    New PILnet Fellowship: Lawyering in the Age of Globalization Introduction PILnet invites recent law graduates and those currently completing relevant degrees in public interest law to apply for fellowships in its NYC offices to begin in Summer 2017. PILnet unlocks law’s full potential and ensures that the full range of legal expertise is utilized to manage risks and protect the interests of everyone, including the most vulnerable. This fellowship will provide an experiential learning opportunity in a new area of public interest lawyering that takes the techniques that have historically been used to benefit a powerful few and puts them to work for the poor and disenfranchised.  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

  • 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