Thursday, November 26, 2020
Philip Lee is delighted to be a founding signatory of the new Pro Bono Pledge Ireland launched today by Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee.
The Pledge, which is coordinated by PILA (the Public Interest Law Alliance, a project of FLAC), asks the legal profession to commit to promoting access to justice by providing free legal assistance to those in need.
The Pledge provides a common definition of pro bono legal work, a commitment to a minimum aspirational target of 20 pro bono hours per lawyer per year and a mechanism to benchmark progress through annual reporting of anonymous pro bono data.
The Pledge has over 70 founding signatories, representing more than 2000 legal professionals who have affirmed their commitment to delivering pro bono services in Ireland.
Congratulations to all at FLAC and PILA on this important initiative to help close the justice gap.
Press release available here.