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Student event: How lawyers can make a difference through pro bono — with Herbert Smith Freehills

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Lawyers’ training and skills put them in a unique position to help people in need gain access to justice.

On the evening of Wednesday 7 November Legal Cheek is partnering with Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) for a free student event about some of the work its lawyers do pro bono. We’ll also be hearing about what future lawyers can do to contribute to worthwhile causes. Apply to attend.

The session kicks off with a Question Time-style panel discussion featuring lawyers from the firm who assist a range of pro bono organisations, including the Centrepoint/Connect legal advice clinic; Beam, a tech start-up that crowdfunds employment training for homeless people; the Shopfront legal advice clinic; and the Whitechapel legal advice clinic.

The speakers — from a range of different practice areas and levels of seniority — will discuss how they use their legal skills to help people in need and assist young companies like Beam in their socially entrepreneurial aims. They will consider too how future lawyers can get involved in pro bono work and volunteering, and the impactful ways that they can assist.

After the panel discussion there will be drinks and networking with the speakers, HSF trainees and members of the firm’s graduate recruitment team.

Apply to attend. You’ll be asked to submit a CV and two questions for the panel.

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