ProBono.Org is a young, 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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Learn how to handle a deceased estate

Article published on http://germistoncitynews.co.za. On Friday, July 4, ProBono.Org will host a deceased estates information session at the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court. Any community members with concerns regarding the financial affairs of a deceased person or their heirs are encouraged to attend. The purpose of the session is to provide concerned parties

Deceased Estates and Wills at Norton Rose Fulbright on 4 June

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ProBono.Org held a seminar on Deceased Estates and Wills at Norton Rose Fulbright on 4 June. Speakers were Cynthia Venter of Norton Rose Fulbright, Paul Kruger of the S A Registry of Wills and Testaments and Claire Thomson from WCIS Attorneys

ProBono.Org hosted 22 lawyers from the East Rand on Friday 29 May

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ProBono.Org hosted 22 lawyers from the East Rand on Friday 29 May. After lunch they went on a tour of Constitution Hill. Thanks to all those who are or will be doing pro bono work for our clients

Paul Kruger (SARWT) speaks about the National Will Register

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Podcast: @Probono_Org: 28/05/15: Patrick Bracher @PBracher1 @NLegal_ZA  with Paul Kruger from #SARWT; @DStv: Our guest is Paul Kruger from the S A Registry of Wills and Testaments (SARWT).The aim of the national will register is to serve as a central online record where the administrative details of wills and testaments may

ProBono.Org and LSNP open joint office in Pretoria

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In an exciting new initiative to help promote access to justice in South Africa, ProBono.Org and the Law Society for the Northern Provinces (LSNP) have opened a joint office in Pretoria. The office, located at the Kutlwanong Democracy Centre, was launched on 6 May and will see a collaboration between these

APRIL 2015 NEWSLETTER - ISSUE 39

In this issue we focus on housing and refugee issues, with some recent cases and a housing policy review. We also announce some staff changes in our Johannesburg and Pretoria offices. DOWNLOAD THE FULL NEWSLETTER HERE

HOUSING WORKSHOP: DAVEYTON 23 APRIL 2015

Victor Ndlazilwana Hall OPENING The event was held in partnership with the ward counsellor of Ward 73 Daveyton who had identified a need in the community for an information sharing session regarding the reporting of deceased estates and evictions. We were joined by Samantha Kelly from Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. INTESTATE AND TESTATE ESTATES Ms

FEBRUARY 2015 NEWSLETTER - ISSUE 38

In this issue we introduce you to the legal interns at the Johannesburg and Durban offices. We also update you on some new ProBono.Org developments and highlight current reckless lending cases that are worth watching, as they will hopefully have some impact on policies related to lending. DOWNLOAD THE FULL NEWSLETTER

New Probono Office opened in Pretoria!

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ProBono.Org and the Law Society for the Northern Provinces (LSNP) have opened a joint pro bono office in the Kutlwanong Democracy Centre in Pretoria in April, aiding the community and providing local lawyers with access to pro bono work. This initiative was motivated by the idea of combining the two

David Cote speaks about the criminalisation of the poor and the “clean sweep” operations

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@PBracher1 @NLegal_ZA with David Cote from Lawyers for #HumanRights (#LHR; @LHR_SA ) @EricaEmdon. Patrick Bracher, Director at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc hosted, David Cote from Lawyers for Human Rights (#LHR). David has been been with LHR since 2006. He is currently the coordinator of LHR’s Strategic Litigation Programme and