ProBono.Org is a dynamic NGO that works with the private legal profession to provide pro bono legal services to the poor.
We harness the enormous skill, might and strength of the South African private legal fraternity to cases and clients that we identify. Our existence is a response to the lack of access to justice for people in South African who are unable to pay for their own private legal representation.Section 34 of our Constitution, giving everyone the right to have any dispute resolved by the application of law decided in a fair public hearing before a court, or… another independent and impartial tribunal or forum, has no meaning whatsoever, if a person is unable to afford representation. ProBono.Org has as its goal, the creation of sufficient free legal representation for all who need it.
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ProBono.Org Durban’s Appreciation Day 2018
By Shamika Dwarika The Durban office of ProBono.Org hosted its third annual Appreciation Day on 20 April at Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal. The occasion is an opportunity for us to thank the attorneys who have given generously of their services on a pro bono basis, as well as expressing
Mediation at ProBono.Org
By Swazi Malinga. As part of our service to the community, we offer pro bono mediation. We have a panel of qualified and dedicated mediators who are readily available to assist our clients. In the family law context, we offer mediation to parents of minor children, often parents who are
By Elsabe Steenhuisen. In short, the answer is “yes”. The reasoning, with reference to case law, follows below. 1. What does the Common Law state? The Common Law position is that children below the age of seven are infans and cannot act. A curator or a guardian has to act on behalf of
Delia Jay Durban attorney Delia Jay recently concluded a very interesting family law matter. When the client came to us at the pro bono desk, she had been turned away by everyone and told there was nothing that anyone could do to help her get divorced. She needed to get divorced
ProBono.Org's Fundraising Brunch
Please join us for a Fundraising Brunch on the 3rd of August at the DLI Hall in Greyville, in support of "Raising Awareness about Violence against Women and Children". Please see our invitation for more details...
Patrick Bracher speaks to Nicole Loser, attorney in the Pollution & Climate Change Programme
Our guest was Nicole Loser, attorney in the Pollution & Climate Change Programme at the Centre for Environmental Rights in Cape Town. Join Patrick Bracher for ProBono Law on alternate Thursdays at 18h30 (GMT+2), proudly brought to you by ProBono.Org and Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa. ProBono.Org actively increasing access
Radio Today: Karabo Ozah speaks about access to justice for children
Our guest was Karabo Ozah, deputy director of the Centre for Child Law at the University of Pretoria, who has been on our show before. Child Protection Month is coming up, and she was talking about access to justice for children. Earlier this month, Karabo attended the Continental Conference on
Probono.Org Durban: eThekwini Youth Employability Indaba & KZN Career Expo
ProBono.Org Durban was fortunate to be able to participate at the eThekwini Youth Employability Indaba & KZN Career Expo at the ICC. The three day expo is being held for the youth to attend to increase the level of youth participation in the mainstream economy. The expo enabled ProBono.Org to
Radio Today: Suzgo Lungo, from the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) who was discussing the latest developments regarding the SADC Tribunal
Our guest was Suzgo Lungo, from the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) who was discussing the latest developments regarding the SADC Tribunal and the legal processes under way in respect of the rights of individuals to approach the Tribunal directly with complaints against their governments. Join Patrick Bracher for ProBono
Welcome to Michelle Odayan - ProBono.Org’s new National Director
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Michelle Odayan as the National Director of ProBono.Org as from April 2018. She is a nonpractising Advocate of the High Court of South Africa (BA.LLB), a social entrepreneur and the co-founder of the Indiba–Africa Group, a human and rights centered development practice.