IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022
30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022
Room 228 AB, Level 2
Current challenges and opportunities in performing pro bono work in Africa
Wednesday 2 November (0930 - 1045)
Pro Bono Committee
What role does pro bono play in African countries in providing free legal services to the poor and underserved? Are law firms the dominant providers of pro bono legal services, or are they trailing behind the services provided by state-sponsored and non-governmental mechanisms; and if so, what are the reasons? For the first time in the history of the IBA, the Pro Bono Committee has undertaken a survey of the state of pro bono on the African continent, with a particular emphasis on the African IBA membership. This session will engage the results of the survey, and will be an opportunity to discuss whether there is a role for the IBA to assist with challenges and barriers identified in the survey results.