What is pro bono ? who are the main beneficiaries ? Why do lawyers (and others) do it and what are the rewards ?
These were some of the questions raised in last week’s Planet Pod weekly podcast. To discuss these, Pascale Bird, advice coordinator at LRI, was joined by Olga Hancock, pro bono manager at Simmons & Simmons and Charlotte Davis of Christian Aid. Deconstructing some of the myths around pro bono, they talked about the opportunities it provides for large commercial organisations to engage in issues they would not otherwise be exposed to, how the legal sector has inspired others to get involved with the idea of giving their skills and how lawyers can use pro bono as a tool for enhancing sustainability. Want to find out more ? listen to the full podcast here: https://theplanetpod.com/planet-pod-on-pro_bono/