CILEx Pro Bono Trust

CILEx Pro Bono Trust

Following on from the work of ILEX Pro Bono, the CILEx Pro Bono Trust (CILEx PBT) is an independent charity (registered number 1145776) that was set up with the support of CILEx.

CILEx PBT 's key goal is to work in partnership with other facilitators and providers of pro bono legal services in order to raise awareness and support the pro bono work of CILEx and other lawyers.

Pro Bono Services

CILEx PBT works in partnership with other pro bono facilitators and as such is not able to provide pro bono services directly to CILEx members or members of the public. CILEx PBT is also not able to provide a list of pro bono providers or lawyers who do pro bono work.

If you are seeking pro bono assistance find out where to get help.

Find out more

If you are interested in pro bono work or would like to find out more information about CILEx PBT, please visit where you can join CILEx PBT's mailing list, follow CILEx PBT on Twitter and Facebook as well as receive up to date information on what is happening in the pro bono community.

National Pro Bono Centre

The National Pro Bono Centre opened in October 2010.

Located in Chancery Lane, London, this new charity houses the profession’s national clearing houses for legal pro bono work delivered in England and Wales: CILEx PBT, the Bar Pro Bono Unit, LawWorks (the Solicitors’ Pro Bono Group), the Access to Justice Foundation, the London Legal Support Trust and i-probono. The Centre is designed to be a “hub” for pro bono charities in the sector.

For more information, please visit .

National Pro Bono Week 2017

National Pro Bono Week 2017 will take place from Monday to Saturday 6-11 November 2017. Sponsored by CILEx, the Law Society and the Bar Council, the week will bring together members of the legal sector to celebrate the breadth and impact of pro bono services in the legal profession. A number of Pro Bono themed events will take place across the country.

Until the 2017 programme has been finalised, please click on the links below for a taster of what took place in 2016.

National Pro Bono Week Factsheet

National Pro Bono Week 2016 Timetable

Where to Find Pro Bono Help

CILEx works in partnership with and supports other pro bono projects and services, however CILEx is unable to provide or arrange any pro bono help directly to members of CILEx or the general public. At present, CILEx does not maintain insurance nor any register of volunteers for the provision of such general services.

If you are looking for help with a problem, the best thing would be to contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau or Law Centre who will be able to direct you to someone who can help or refer you to pro bono providers such as LawWorks, the Bar Pro Bono Unit or the Free Representation Unit.