OCTOBER 2014 NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 36

OCTOBER 2014 NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 36

The very first Annual Pro Bono Awards Ceremony in South Africa was held at the stylish Katy’s Palace Bar in Johannesburg on 7 October 2014. 150 attorneys, advocates and mediators attended the event that was ably MC-ed by attorney and social media expert Emma Sadleir.
The event was held to recognise the impressive contribution made by pro bono attorneys (part-time and full-time), law firms and advocates to the lives of low-income people in South Africa. Journalists reporting on pro bono matters, drawing the public’s attention to cases that change the lives of the poor, were also recognised. The aim of the event was to honour and celebrate this important work and also increase and grow the involvement and commitment of the legal profession.
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AUGUST 2014 NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 35

AUGUST 2014 NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 35

In this issue we profile the people and the excellent work of the Durban Pro Bono.Org office. We introduce you to the new staff members and focus on the legal education workshops, legal achievements and pertinent legal issues handled by the team.
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JULY 2014 NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 34

JULY 2014 NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 34

In this issue we profile the legal services provided to the residents of Orange Farm, with the assistance of a champion who is dedicated to increasing access to justice, Bricks Mokolo of the Orange Farm Advice Centre. We also profile 2 of our new and exciting projects: the recently launched One-Child-a-Year campaign and the Annual Pro Bono Awards Ceremony to be held in October 2014. Our upcoming legal education workshops are also listed.
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Refugee Law Workshop – 12 February 2014

On the 12 February 2014 ProBono.Org held a Refugee Law Workshop at Bowman Gilfillan offices in Sandton, Johannesburg. The workshop was a success with an attendance of 27 professionals from various different law firms. Kaajal Ramajathan- Keogh, a Refugee Law expert, from Lawyers for Human Rights presented the workshop and provided an in-depth analysis on the legislation, the lived realities of refugees and asylum seekers in South Africa, the legal problems that they face and how attorneys can assist this vulnerable group to exercise their rights.

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