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
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
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 www.cilexpbt.org.uk 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 www.nationalprobonocentre.org.uk
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
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