Association “Pro Bono Deutschland e.V.”
The Association “Pro Bono Deutschland e.V.” was founded in February 2011. Its members, all of them law firms, are committed to providing gratuitous legal services for good causes, in particular charitable causes, as a part of their civic engagement (“pro bono legal advice”). The Association is fundamentally open to all lawyers and law firms willing to commit themselves to the principle of pro bono legal advice and able to render such advisory services. The Association also endeavours to achieve greater recognition and a more widespread implementation of the concept of pro bono legal advice among lawyers.
Australian Pro Bono Centre
The Australian Pro Bono Centre is an independent centre of expertise that aims to grow the capacity of the Australian legal profession to provide pro bono legal services that are focused on increasing access to justice for socially disadvantaged and/or marginalised persons, and furthering the public interest. The Centre opened its doors at the University of New South Wales in August 2002, where it is still located today. In June 2015 the Centre changed its name from the National Pro Bono Resource Centre to the Australian Pro Bono Centre to better reflect its role in an increasingly global pro bono context. The Centre does not provide legal advice or legal assistance, or refer individuals to pro bono lawyers. Individual case referrals are directed to appropriate legal services. The Centre promotes and supports pro bono as an adviser, advocate, researcher, broker and resource provider.
Advocate is a charity which acts as a clearing house helping to find pro bono (free) legal assistance from volunteer barristers for individuals and organisations who need their help but cannot afford to pay for it and who are not covered by public funding. Advocate was founded as the Bar Pro Bono Unit in 1996. In 2018, Bar Pro Bono Charity was rebranded with new name "Advocate". It assists with: advice, representation and help at mediation cases in all legal areas cases where proceedings have not yet been started cases in all tribunals and courts in England and Wales. Over 3600 barristers including a third of all QC’s have committed to take on pro bono cases on behalf of our applicants.
BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt
One of the Key Areas of BMW Foundation’s social work is promotion of concept and practice of Pro bono globally. The Foundation’s Goal is to support the social engagement of professionals to help nonprofit organizations do a better job. Its focus is in the field of pro bono; in addition, we also promote civic engagement. Together with the Taproot Foundation, BMW Foundation is building the Global Pro Bono Network. This international group of intermediaries coordinates pro bono services between companies, professionals, and nonprofit organizations and thus enhances the quality and professionalism in the field.
International Bar Association
The International Bar Association (IBA), established in 1947, is the world's leading organisation of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. The IBA influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world. It has a membership of more than 80,000 individual lawyers and more than 190 bar associations and law societies spanning over 160 countries. IBA is also online platforms that brings together the global community of professionals involved in pro bono legal work on a local and international scale. Here, one could find resources to assist in carrying out pro bono projects and learn what other professionals are doing both on an international and on a local basis.
PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law
PILnet was created after the fall of the Berlin Wall, when the countries of Central and Eastern Europe were re-inventing themselves. At that time, the law was seen by many as a means of state control rather than an instrument for the common good. With seed funding from the Ford Foundation PILnet was established in 1997 as the Public Interest Law Initiative in Transitional Societies at Columbia University (PILI) to promote the use of law as a tool to serve the interests of the whole of society rather than those of a powerful few. In 2007, PILnet became an independent non-profit organization (then the Public Interest Law Institute) and established a New York office; PILnet adopted its current name in 2011 to better reflect its strategy of bringing together global networks devoted to delivering justice and protecting rights. PILnet’s pro bono clearinghouses bridge the gap between lawyers seeking opportunities to provide legal help and those who need it around the world, thus strengthening the ability of civil society to influence laws and policies and assisting marginalized people gain access to justice.
PYXERA Global is non goverment Pro Bono organization based in US Since 1990. PYXERA Global has worked in over 90 countries since its foundation to find common ground between multinational corporations, national development agencies, local governments, and non-governmental organizations to improve common good of society and solve their complex problems. Through an iterative and interactive process, PYXERA Global is working with business companies to develop and implement corporate Pro Bono Programs by providing various pro bono models of pro bono services.
Pro Bono Lab
Established in 2011 in Paris, Pro Bono Lab association is a citizen innovation laboratory specializing in volunteerism and sponsorship of skills whose ambition is to enable social purpose organizations to access the skills they need. To do this, Pro Bono Lab invented and swarms innovative formats commitment by cooperating with companies, foundations, associations, communities, universities and business schools in France and abroad. In 2015, Pro Bono Lab launched its endowment funds to pursue research, education and dissemination of knowledge in order to involve the greatest number.
Pro Bono Net
Pro Bono Net is USA’s national nonprofit, founded in 1999, dedicated to increasing access to justice for the disadvantaged. Through innovative technology solutions and expertise in building and mobilizing justice networks, Pro Bono Net transforms the way legal help reaches those in need. Pro Bono Net works with a broad network of access to justice partners to close the justice gap. Its main programs are: Empower the public with information and self-help tools to improve their lives. Equip advocates with the resources to make a stronger impact. Mobilize volunteers to expand help available.
The Taproot Foundation, founded in 2001, is a nonprofit organization that connects nonprofits and other social change organizations with skilled volunteers through pro bono service. Its mission is to "drive social change by leading, mobilizing, and engaging professionals in pro bono service." Taproot pairs nonprofit staff with qualified, skilled volunteers for high-impact, high-quality pro bono service in a range of ways, from team-based, long-term projects to one-time, one-on-one consultations. Taproot is creating a world where organizations dedicated to social change have full access—through pro bono service—to the marketing, strategy, HR, and IT resources they need to be most effective. Since 2001, Taproot’s network of skilled volunteers has served over 8,400 social change organizations providing more than 1.8 million hours of service worth over $210 million in value. In 2014, Taproot launched an online marketplace—taprootplus.org—that directly matches skilled volunteers with nonprofits for shorter-term engagements. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, the Taproot Foundation has additional offices in New York City, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles and co-founded a network of global pro bono providers in over 30 countries around the world.
Directory of International legal pro bono organizations
iVolunteer is a social enterprise that promotes volunteering. The mission of the organizaiton is to bring volunteers and organizations together to share time, skills and passion to promote India's social development. Beginning from 2001, iVolunteer now engages 17,000+ volunteers every year through a range of programs. Recognised by global initiaitves promoting volunteerism iVolunteer is recognised as the leading organisation promoting volunteerism in India.
Team4Tech works to expand educational opportunity for underserved students by connecting tech volunteers and solutions with impactful nonprofit projects. Team4Tech selects innovative local nonprofit partners with strong education programs and helps amplify their impact through technology grants and pro bono consulting projects over three to five years. Since 2013, Team4Tech has supported more than 30, 000 nonprofits in building capacity through technology and training to improve education and economic opportunities for over 80, 000 underserved learners in 19 countries.
Georgian Bar Association
The Georgian Bar Association is the union on barristars in Georgia. Organization support the establishment of a quality and credible justice system in Georgia by ensuring the independence of the legal profession and high professional standards in legal practice. Association is actively working to support legal pro bono services in Georgia and to promote the concept among law firms and barristars. Also, Association is providing pro bono legaლ assisstance to various vulnarable groups in Georgia.