Attorney Profiles

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

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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

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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

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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.

Durban office welcomes staff attorney Seshni Govender

Change is inevitable and every organisation goes through staffing changes. However, while we frequently see interns leave after a year or two, the Durban office has welcomed a new staff attorney, Seshni Govender. Seshni joins us from private practice where she primarily worked on family law and criminal matters. She

The Department of “Happiness Affairs”

By Zekhethelo Cele, Legal Intern, Cape Town On 6 April ProBono.Org Cape Town together with Sonke Gender Justice, the Legal Resources Centre, the South African Human Rights Commission, UCT Refugee Law Clinic, Scalabrini, Resilience Africa and UNIFAM held an awareness event as part of their mission to ensure that the

Practitioner Profile

By Masechaba Modise, Legal Intern Emily Ruth West is a young, vibrant legal practitioner, practising at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. She was born in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. She obtained her law degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and relocated to Johannesburg to commence her articles with the firm in 2015. In May