Singapore: Foreign spouses, sandwich class get pro bono help in new scheme
The Family Justice Support Scheme has been designed to fill gaps in Singapore's current legal system, including those in the “sandwich class” - Singapore citizens, PRs and foreign spouses who marginally fail the Legal Aid Bureau’s means test but are unable to afford a lawyer at regular rates.
Namibia: Are Compulsory Pro Bono Requirements for Lawyers Constitutional?
The Minister of Justice recently announced that the ministry is considering amendments to the Legal Practitioners Act which would require lawyers to provide a minimum of 120 hours of pro bono work each year for clients with limited means.
Kenya: Legal clinics to address inequality in access to justice
Amnesty International-Kenya has partnered with the Law Society of Kenya and the Paralegal Society of Kenya to offer pro bono assistance through community awareness forums to Kenyans who continue to suffer a lack of access to justice.
Practical ways in-house lawyers can fight the climate crisis
In-house lawyers are key to shaping green initiatives within their organisations. To mark the approach of Pro Bono Week 2022 and COP27, Lawyers for Net Zero and the Chancery Lane Project share practical ways in-house legal teams can effect positive change against the climate crisis.
What’s Your Pro Bono Origin Story?
In this article, Judge Elizabeth Stong recounts her pro bono origin story working on a civil action case against the US Commerce Department and Census Bureau. Despite losing the case, she describes how pro bono matters have influenced much of her career, because "once you do pro bono...you'll be back."