Probonoskills.com provides students who do pro bono with access to high quality training materials and events. We’ve developed our pioneering platform to support students so that they can do more, help more, and achieve more for communities across the UK.
“Access to justice issues remain all too common. Students across the country are on the front-line, offering their skills for the public good, ensuring those without means have somewhere to turn for advice and representation.
Often students – able, passionate law students – are the difference between justice and injustice, having a home and homelessness, the status quo and ruin. We exist to help these students assist those who have fallen on hard times, providing training that we hope will enable the students to advise and represent to the best of their abilities.
It’s an honour to stand with these students, and a privilege to be so strongly supported by the compassion and generosity of the legal profession. We thank each of you.”
Chairman of PBS
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Access to justice is a significant global problem. The World Justice Project estimates that 5,000,000,000 people have unmet legal needs. That’s approximately 70% of the world’s population; more than 2 in 3 of us.
Here in the UK we are fortunate to have legal aid, but that does not prevent access to justice issues. One in five UK households live in relative poverty, and many – with limited resources – fall through the gaps in the legal aid system. This means a significant percentage of our population is left without access to legal advice or representation.
Law students involved in the UK’s university law clinics can – and regularly do – educate people on the law, give a voice to those who would otherwise go unheard, and right wrongs that would otherwise go unchallenged. These unsung heroes are what save many from the justice gap.
Probonoskills.com provides students who do pro bono with access to high quality training materials and events. We exist to support students so that they can do more, help more, and achieve more for the UK’s communities.
If you are a student engaged in pro bono work at one of the UK’s universities, please register to access and benefit from our materials. If you are a lawyer or have other relevant skills that you are willing to share with our network, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.