Opening Event

Thank you for joining us for the opening event of the European Pro Bono Week 2023 on 20 November at 3pm CET.


  • Awmaima A Khattab Amrayaf, Senior Impact Adviser, DLA Piper
  • Nani Jansen Reventlow, Founder, Systemic Justice
  • Lamin Khadar, Global Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU Paris
  • Mark Stephens, Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI)

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Event Speakers

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Awmaima A Khattab Amrayaf

Senior Impact Adviser, DLA Piper
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Nani Jansen Reventlow

Founder, Systemic Justice
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Mark Stephens

Co-Chair, International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute
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Lamin Khadar

Head Advisor Human Rights and Social Impact, Statkraft & NYU Law

Country Events


November 22: An inaugural pro bono roundtable breakfast meeting is organized by DLA Piper and Freshfields.


November 22: The Belgium Pro Bono Day is organized by The Good Lobby, TrustLaw, Covington & Burling, Cleary Gottlieb, DLA Piper, Linklaters, and Reed Smith. This hybrid event will introduce new members to the Roundtable community and discuss the launch of a 2024 legal training series for NGOs in Belgium.

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November 23: The France Pro Bono Day, organized by Mayer Brown, will discuss the integration of refugees and the role of the pro bono community in supporting them. The event will be held in French and English.


November 21: The German Pro Bono Day, organized by Pro Bono Deutschland and UPJ, will focus on child safeguarding in sport and the role pro bono lawyers can play in supporting children, coaches, clubs, and sport bodies.

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November 21: The Budapest Pro Bono Day, organized by PILnet and Allen & Overy, will discuss Roma youth mentorship programs and the role of young generation in pro bono activities.

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November 20-24: PILA, A&L Goodbody, Arthur Cox, DLA Piper Ireland, Matheson, McCann Fitzgerald, and William Fry will organize the Ireland events that include an online an NGO pitch event, an In-Person Day in Life of NGO event, and the launch of Pro Bono Impact Report 2023.


November 22: Pro Bono Italia, its partners, and local firms will be celebrating European Pro Bono Week by holding the 6th Italy Pro Bono Day.

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The Netherlands

November 20-24: The Netherlands’ Pro Bono Week includes round tables for firms and NGOs, a session on strategic litigation, and workshops on tax & privacy law. Organized by Pro Bono Connect and partner firms, the events will focus on facilitating exchange.

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November 21: This event, organized by Centrum Pro Bono and DWF law firm, will consist of pro bono roundtable between NGOs, lawyers, and law students and a legal seminar for NGOs on issues they face.

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November 23: This event, organized by Nadácia Pontis, will discuss “why” and “how” to implement a pro bono agenda, maximize its impact and talk about the motivations, obstacles and ethical dilemmas.

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November 22: Fundación Fernando Pombo and Fundación Pro bono España will host two roundtables of projects relating vulnerable women and an innovative workshop where legal challenges faced by women are analysed.

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November 20-24: Ukrainian Pro Bono Week 2023, organized by Ukrainian Legal Aid Foundation, is aimed to bring together law firms in order to share their pro bono experience after the full-scale invasion started.