Join PILnet and our partners for the inaugural Hong Kong Pro Bono Week, to be held from 20 to 26 November 2023.

Hong Kong Pro Bono Week aims to raise the awareness of, and promote the voluntary contributions by, the Hong Kong legal community for the public good in giving legal advice and assistance to those in need in Hong Kong. You can find more information and registration links below. Please ensure you register in advance!

20 November 2023 (Monday): Launch event – Do You Pro Bono? Fireside Chats

In a series of fireside chats, representatives of partner organizations from across Hong Kong will talk about what models they use to provide or receive free legal and paralegal support for Hong Kong’s most vulnerable groups. The welcome and opening remarks will be given by Judge Coleman, High Court of Hong Kong

• Time: 6:15pm to 8pm (Registration starts at 6pm, event followed by a cocktail reception until 8:30pm)
• Venue: Bloomberg Auditorium, 25/F, Cheung Kong Centre, 2 Queen’s Road Central
• Registration link: click here

21 November 2023 (Tuesday): Pro Bono Roundtable

This Roundtable will focus on starting and growing a pro bono practice and will feature a diverse panel of Hong Kong lawyers involved in pro bono.

• Time: 12:30pm to 2pm
• Venue: Allen & Overy, 9th Floor, Three Exchange Square, Central
• Registration link: click here (in-person) / click here (virtual)
• Please RSVP by 16 November 2023 for the in-person event.
• A light lunch will be provided. Registration is first-come first-served.

22 November 2023 (Wednesday): Networking Drinks with Pro Bono HK x Pantheon Chambers

• Time: 7pm to 8:30pm
• Venue: Liberty Exchange, 1/F & 2/F, Two Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Road, Central
• No registration needed.

23 November 2023 (Thursday): Law Students & Junior Lawyers Sharing Session x PILnet Public Interest Law Mentorship Program Closing Event

The Sharing Session is aimed at inspiring law students and junior lawyers who are interested in pro bono, and will feature experience sharing.

• Time: 6:30pm to 8pm
• Venue: Linklaters, 11th Floor, Alexandra House, 18 Chater Road, Central
• Registration link: click here
• Please RSVP by 20 November 2023. Registration is first-come first-served.