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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 Staffing a legal clinic at ProBono.Org's offices Staffing a legal clinic at a venue such as a court Taking case referrals Attending to clients at ProBono.Org's offices Presenting workshops for attorneys and advocates Presenting community workshops Mediation Mentorship for junior practitioners Mentoring of Community Advice Offices
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Top city human rights lawyer dies

Such a very tragic loss. Rudolph Jansen, human rights lawyer has passed away. ProBono.Org wishes his family and all who knew him our condolences. Article courtesy of Pretoria News / 27 November 2017, 07:55am / Zelda Venter. THE legal fraternity is mourning the death of human rights lawyer Rudolph Jansen, who fought against injustice on

Radio today - Women’s rights activist Lisa Vetten talks about the Dept of Social Development subsidisation of social care services

Our guest was women’s rights activist Lisa Vetten, who was talking about the Dept of Social Development subsidisation of social care services and the issues it raises in terms of the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act. While attention typically focuses on the grants (like now), much less attention is paid

Radio Today - Erica Emdon talks about the Global Forum of PILnet held in Budapest from 16-19 October 2017

Our guest was Erica Emdon and she was talking about the Global Forum of PILnet (Global Network for Public Interest Law) held in Budapest, Hungary, from 16-19 October 2017 which discussed global efforts in pro bono and public interest law. Join Patrick Bracher for ProBono Law on alternate Thursdays at 18h30

We pay tribute to our pro bono legal practitioners

Welcoming the guests at the fourth annual awards ceremony, Chair of the Board Mohamed Randera explained that we approached things slightly differently this year. Instead of calling for nominations and submitting these to a judging panel in a competitive way, we chose winners from our list of over 85 legal

Congratulations to all the winners of the Pro Bono Awards on 7 September

On Thursday 7 September 2017 the fourth Pro Bono Awards ceremony was held at The Social Kitchen at Exclusive Books in Hyde Park Corner. There were 11 award categories, won by: Refugee Law – Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc. Housing Law – Sonkozi Ngalonkulu Attorneys Estates Law – Mojelo Hlazo Attorneys Community Advice Office – Ntsu

Radio Today - Sharon Ekambaram discusses the rights of refugees and asylum seekers

Our guest was Sharon Ekambaram, head of the Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme at Lawyers for Human Rights. She was discussing the rights of refugees and asylum seekers in terms of the White Paper on International Migration and the recent announcement of new permit regulations for Zimbabweans. Join Patrick Bracher

Understanding the Constitution

By Koketso Molotsi, ProBono.Org intern South Africa has one of the most inclusive Constitutions in the world, yet frequently ordinary people do not know the powers of the Constitution. It has recently been made more visible because of the well-publicised “Nkandla” case, which was heard in the Constitutional Court. Even when

ProBono.Org Durban says Thank you!

By Petrina Chetty, ProBono.Org, Durban Showing appreciation to attorneys, advocates and organisations is one of the events that the Durban staff looks forward to hosting. Not because we get to “glitter and glamour” on the day, but because we are able to give a little something back to those who

The Durban High Court Help Desk

By Sabastian Chetty, ProBono.Org intern, Durban The help desk at the Durban High Court was established by ProBono.Org as part of a pilot project in April 2017 in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Law Society to fulfil their mutual vision to address the lack of access to justice for unrepresented people and

Obituary: Nic Swart

ProBono.Org is saddened by the sudden passing of Nic Swart on 10 August in Botswana, where he was attending the SADCLA conference. Nic was the CEO of the Law Society of SA (LSSA) and the founder and director of Legal Aid and Development (LEAD), responsible for the professional training of