Many barristers devote their time to pro bono work, whether by providing legal advice or representation for free to those in need, or by volunteering their skills in another capacity, such as giving careers advice in schools, acting as a trustee, or even coaching a team of students for a mock trial competition.
To demonstrate the varied and important work barristers do on a pro bono basis, in 2016 the Bar Council developed the Bar Pro Bono Hub in conjunction with the Bar Pro Bono Board.
The Pro Bono Hub lists details of projects for barristers wishing to get involved.
Every year, the Bar Council sponsors the Bar Pro Bono Unit’s annual award, which is presented at the Annual Bar & Young Bar Conference.
Contact and further information
The Bar Council
289-293 High Holborn