The inaugural Hong Kong Pro Bono Week, organized with the collaboration of many partners including PILnet, marked a significant milestone in promoting the voluntary contributions of the legal community for the public good. Beginning with a launch event on November 20, 2023, the week featured a series of insightful and engaging activities aimed at raising awareness and encouraging pro bono work in Hong Kong. These activities included fireside chats, a pro bono roundtable, and a networking event, culminating with a dedicated session for law students and junior lawyers.
“We are genuinely thrilled by the success of the inaugural Hong Kong Pro Bono Week. Witnessing the commitment of these young individuals to pro bono work is heartwarming. They are the future of Hong Kong, and their contagious energy bodes well for the community. We extend our heartfelt thanks to the organizers for orchestrating such an impactful week, and look forward to seeing the momentum continue in the upcoming Hong Kong Pro Bono Week events. Let us all join hands in making a positive impact and uplifting those in need.“
Planning committee members Davyd Wong and Candy Au, commenting on the Law Students & Junior Lawyers Sharing Session
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As the inaugural Hong Kong Pro Bono Week concludes, the organizers express gratitude to all participants and partners for their commitment to the cause. Looking ahead, the call to action is clear: building a community dedicated to providing legal advice and assistance to those in need in Hong Kong. See how the week was in pictures below!