Pro Bono Deutschland e.V. – Your portal on pro bono legal advice in Germany
Welcome to Pro Bono Deutschland e.V.
Pro Bono Deutschland e.V. was founded in February 2011. Our members are law firms and lawyers practising law in Germany. Our statutory objective is to support corporate citizenship in the area of pro bono (gratuitous) legal advice for the common good, especially for charitable purposes.
Pro Bono Deutschland e.V. is committed to social justice, democracy and the rule of law and to the recognition of human rights in particular. As a matter of principle, our pro bono activities are non-political.
Pro Bono Week 2023
Pro Bono Day Deutschland 2023
Pro Bono Week traditionally recognises the role of pro bono lawyers in Europe in supporting civil society and promoting access to justice. The aim of Pro Bono Week is to bring together the various pro bono actors – lawyers, students and civil society organisations – to discuss important issues relating to the need for justice and the importance of pro bono.
This is what Pro Bono Deutschland e.V. offers….
Informing our members on pro bono issues and the wider field of Corporate Social Responsibility
Our annual pro bono event is another important element of our offering for members. A new, topical theme is chosen each year by the members.
Liaising with legal professional institutions
The German Lawyers‘ Association has emerged as an important contact for pro bono issues and CSR. Several meetings on joint initiatives with the German Lawyers’ Association to further integrate pro bono legal advice in the German legal sector have taken place in the past.
Supporting pro bono for law students
In 2016 and 2017, we additionally sponsored a legal internship for the CCBE/German Lawyers‘ Association’s project „European Lawyers in Lesvos“ (ELiL).
Supporting pro bono infrastructure
We also sponsor the annual PILnet Pro Bono Forum to network and share best practice on a global and European level. The Forum brings together hundreds of representatives from NGOs, law firms, legal professional institutions and the political sector each year.