Legal Help for Civil Society

PILnet has four clearinghouses that provide civil society organizations with free legal assistance. Three regional clearinghouses cover legal assistance specific to those locations. The 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. 

In 2019, 141 NGOs received assistance on 183 matters in 48 jurisdictions

Our Clearinghouses

Steps to Get Help

  1.  Complete a request for legal assistance 
  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