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Signing the In House
Pro Bono Pledge

What is the In House Pro Bono Pledge?

Created by the In House Pro Bono Group, GC100 and National Pro Bono Centre, the In House Pro Bono Pledge is a way for companies to publicly demonstrate their commitment to pro bono and to take practical steps to ensure their legal teams can make a pro bono contribution.

The pledge is open to the GCs (and in-house legal departments) of all companies, endorsed by the In House Pro Bono Group, the GC100, the National Pro Bono Centre, Advocate, BACFI, LawWorks and TrustLaw. The National Pro Bono Centre helps people to sign up and maintains records.

The pledge can be read in full online, and those who wish to be publicly listed as signatories can have their names added to the official pledge page.

The pledge will be formally launched on 24th April, with a full day of volunteering sessions hosted at The Law Society (In House Pro Bono Day) followed by celebrations at The Pro Bono Reception in the Great Hall at the Royal Courts of Justice. There is no cost to join, and the In House Pro Bono Group, Advocate and LawWorks are all ready to support companies who wish to sign the pledge. If you are considering signing the pledge, please see useful dates below:

> 24th April, 9am – 5pm, at The Law Society, Chancery Lane and online, 2024 In House Pro Bono Day: A full day of in-person and online pro bono and volunteering initiatives for in-house teams across all industries, with volunteering sessions in one-hour slots across the day.

> 24th April, 5.45 – 7.30pm, in The Great Hall at the Royal Courts of Justice, The Pro Bono Reception: Celebrate pro bono and the contribution made by in house teams at The Pro Bono Reception alongside leading firms, chambers, in house lawyers and the pro bono and access to justice sector. Hosted by the Commercial Litigators’ Forum, City of London Law Society and London Solicitors’ Litigation Association, your tickets to attend are free.

Email below to indicate your interest in signing the pledge or to find out more:

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