Pro Bono: Professional Philanthropy – Practicalities, Pitfalls, and Positives (Free Webinar)

Webinar 1.5 CPD Hrs
Tue 12 May | 12:00PM - 1:30PM | Your desk or portable device


There is an undeniably clear and consistent call to action within the legal profession to improve access to justice. Providing legal services on a pro bono basis is a sure-fire way to make a significant difference to a worthy, but otherwise impecunious, individual or cause.

This webinar will delve into the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of pro bono work, and guide you into adopting a sustainable pro bono practice.

In the spirit of giving back to the profession/community, ADLS is making this webinar available to all lawyers free of charge if viewed on 12 May 2020 at 12pm.

Learning outcomes

  • Learn more about the attendant benefits of doing pro bono work, such as enhancing your professional profile, advancing your altruistic interests, and boosting staff morale.
  • Improve your understanding of the practicalities and potential pitfalls, such as how to manage your pro bono client and implement strategic pro bono policies.
  • Enhance your knowledge of the various pro bono models/initiatives available to fit your skill set and philanthropic objectives, such as pro bono partnerships and clearing houses.

Who should attend?

Lawyers of all levels, practice/office managers, and legal operations managers.


Deborah Manning

Iain Thain
DLA Piper

Darryn Aitchison
General Manager
Auckland Community Law Centre 

Darryn Aitchison is the General Manager at the Auckland Community Law Centre. Darryn believes the best way for pro bono to promote access to justice is through partnerships between the profession and organisations like his, which are close to the community and the unmet legal need. The ACLC has a large pro bono programme (involving several large firms, private lawyers, and law students) and ran a successful litigant-in-person pro bono pilot during 2018-2019. These experiences have given the ACLC a lot of insights into the options available for practitioners, what works, and some of the challenges.


Maxine Pitch
Maxine Pitch Lawyer