Legal Help for Civil Society

PILnet connects civil society organizations to pro bono lawyers in PILnet’s global legal network who provide them with free, high-quality legal assistance. Three regional clearinghouses obtain legal assistance specific to those locations – in Asia, Eurasia, and Hungary. PILnet’s Global Clearinghouse focuses on cross-jurisdictional matters, as well as all locations not covered by the regional clearinghouses. Legal support can include advice and advocacy,  research,  analysis and drafting, and training. 

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How We Work

Refugee Assistance

Launched on World Refugee Day 2021, PILnet now brokers legal assistance specifically for organizations, associations, clinics, other entities or legal service providers who support, protect, and find solutions for refugees and other forcibly displaced in connection with the Global Refugee Forum Legal Community Pledge.

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Steps to Get Help

  1.  Complete a request for legal assistance, found on each legal assistance page 
  2.  Work with PILnet to prepare your pro bono request
  3.  Get connected with a qualified pro bono lawyer from PILnet’s global network
  4.  Receive free legal assistance for your civil society organization on a discrete legal need or a longer-term public interest project