Kim Woods and Daniel Matchett are first-year apprentices at Irwin Mitchell. Here, they describe the pro-bono work of the law firm, which offers monthly legal clinics to the Royal British Legion adj. in short for pro bono publico, Latin « for the common good », legal work done by lawyers without pay to help people with legal problems and limited means or not at all, or legal assistance to organizations that have social reasons such as the environment , consumers, minorities, young people, women in difficulty and educational organizations and charities. Signature questions combine corporate heritage with pro-bono work to combat social problems. It is a corporate branding initiative and an altruistic company. Pro bono volunteers who come en masse from a company are associated with this cause while struggling with social problems. In this model, companies lend fully trained and paid staff to the non-profit organization. Employees apply for the desired opportunity to pursue a pro bono interest by borrowing their knowledge and experience. They use their skills in the workplace, in a practical or consultative function, to use the capabilities of the not-for-profit corporation. Pro bono publico is also used in the United Kingdom to describe the central motivation of large organizations, such as the National Health Service and various NGOs that exist « for the general good » and not for the benefit of shareholders, but it is also true, if not more so, for the private sector, where professionals such as lawyers and bankers offer their expertise for the good of the community or NGOs. What is Pro Bono? Pro bono is the provision of free legal services to those who cannot afford to pay or do not have access to legal aid. The largest pro-bono charity in 1770, tensions between British soldiers and American settlers in Boston led to the shooting and murder of five Americans. John Adams, America`s second president, defended the British soldiers accused of the shooting.

Although he believed in the American cause, Adams accepted the task of representing British soldiers on a pro-bono basis. No one else was ready to take over the case, but Adams eventually won. When the colonies declared independence in 1776, Pro Bono was already an accepted practice in America. If you have proven your commitment and interest in the law by dealing with pro bono (especially if this is relevant to your decision or chamber), this will be reflected in an interview.