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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 profession 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.

Celebrating Women’s Month – Johannesburg

In celebration of Women’s Month, our Johannesburg office hosted its annual Women’s Day Event on 17 August 2022 at Constitution Hill. This event catered specifically for the legal needs of women from the communities served by the Community Advice Offices we work with….

Celebrating Women’s Month – Durban

Every August our country marks National Women’s Day where we pay tribute to the women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956. This forms part of Women’s Month which gives us an opportunity to pay tribute to the trailblazers who laid the foundation to…

Hickory Dickory Dock, the Children’s Amendment Bill is on the Clock

According to the Department of Social Development (DSD), more than 1,000 children in South Africa have been abandoned by their parents over the past two years. The foremost reason for abandonment of children is poverty which highlights the socio-economic inequalities…

Safety of refugees the focus of World Refugee Day

Every year, many people are forced to flee their home countries as a result of political unrest, conflicts and wars. They flee in the hope of survival and a better future. However, being in a foreign country with little to nothing as a basis to rebuild their lives is…

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We welcome a new staff member to our Johannesburg office

We welcome a new staff member to our Johannesburg office

Lesego Vakalisa joins our team as the co-ordinator of the Varsity College programme. She is an admitted attorney who began her career as a volunteer at ProBono.Org. She later completed her law studies and returned to the organisation in 2017 as an intern in the family...

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Legal representation will ensure that the constitutional promise of access to justice is available to all. 

- Former Chief Justice, Sandile Ngcobo

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ProBono.Org screens, matches and refers clients to volunteer private lawyers. These are some of our services…

Services to lawyers

ProBono.Org provides opportunities for legal practitioners to fulfill their pro bono obligations through referring clients for legal assistance.

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ProBono.Org establishes links and builds bridges between the private legal sector and the public interest legal needs of the poor.

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