Pro bono: lady chief justice endorses ‘recognition list’

Pro bono: lady chief justice endorses ‘recognition list’

LEGAL
Solicitors who provided 25 hours of pro bono support last year can have their names added to an official list endorsed by the lady chief justice. Set up by the attorney general's pro bono committee, the Pro Bono Recognition List of England and Wales has been designed to recognize the legal profession's contribution to supporting those in need. To feature on the list, lawyers must have done at least 25 hours of pro bono work in the previous year. Asked about the verification process for contributions, the Gazette was told the declaration that the relevant solicitors and barristers have undertaken the pro bono work is taken on trust. Organizations that make bulk submissions are responsible for confirming the accuracy of the information submitted. Lawyers making individual submissions are similarly required…
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