How lawyers can make a difference through pro bono

With Herbert Smith Freehills

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Hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills
Reference AW187-HSF
Date Wed 7 Nov 2018
Time 6pm to 8:30pm
In partnership with Legal Cheek
Location Herbert Smith Freehills, London
Theme Careers, Commercial Awareness
Level Students, Graduates

Lawyers’ training and skills put them in a unique position to help people in need gain access to justice.

On the evening of Wednesday 7 November Legal Cheek is partnering with Herbert Smith Freehills for a free student event about some of the work its lawyers do pro bono. We’ll also be hearing about what future lawyers can do to contribute to worthwhile causes.

The session kicks off with a Question Time-style panel discussion featuring lawyers from the firm who assist a range of pro bono organisations, including the Centrepoint/Connect legal advice clinic; Beam, a tech start-up that crowdfunds employment training for homeless people; the Shopfront legal advice clinic; and the Whitechapel legal advice clinic.

The speakers – from a range of different practice areas and levels of seniority – will discuss how they use their legal skills to help people in need and assist young companies like Beam in their socially entrepreneurial aims. They will consider too how future lawyers can get involved in pro bono work and volunteering, and the impactful ways that they can assist.

After the panel discussion there will be drinks and networking with the speakers and a collection of HSF staff and members of the firm's graduate recruitment team.

Apply to attend the session below. You’ll be asked to submit a CV and two questions for the panel.