Pro bono does not have to begin at home - Part 1

Pro bono does not have to begin at home - part 1
Part 1: In many jurisdictions, pro bono provision is, understandably, focused on domestic need, especially given the inability of legal aid services to satisfy demand. However, there is a growing community of pro bono lawyers who concentrate their efforts internationally. This session, held during the IBA's 2015 annual conference in Vienna, reviews the different areas of opportunity for this work (including human rights protection, legal education and advisory work and promotion of the rule of law) and illustrates the roles played by the leading non-governmental organisations, clearing houses, bar associations, private practitioners and others in locating and addressing needs as well as identifying emerging trends and the benefits to be gained from participation.
Neil Gold University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada; Senior Vice Chair Poverty, Empowerment and the Rule of Law Working Group
Peter King Weil Gotshal & Manges, London, England; Secretary Pro Bono Committee
Peter Braun Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Stephen Todd Crider Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLC, New York, USA
Janet Fuhrer President of Canadian Bar Association, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; President / Chairperson Canadian Bar Association
Susan Hazledine International Senior Lawyers Project, London, England