ProBono.Org

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Legal representation for all who need it.

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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.

Candice Pillay joins the
ProBono.Org Board

Candice Pillay is a litigation lawyer with Norton Rose Fulbright SA Inc. and the co-head of the Social Impact team with Liesl Williams.
In this role she works on pro bono litigation and access to justice projects.

Welcome to the new interns
in Durban and Joburg

Nolwazi holds a BA Law degree and LLB degree
from UKZN. She is 25 years old and spends her free time serving the community through an organisation called Touch I-future. Nolwazi believes access to justice is an important ingredient of the rule of law…

The Refugee Project visits
partners in Musina

As part of our Refugee project with Misereor, our paralegal in the Johannesburg office, Zama Mbatha, and the legal intern in the Refugee department, Kgomotso Leshabane, conducted a three-day workshop in Musina in collaboration with our local partner, the Messina Legal Advice Office (MLAO).

Mediation Feedback Session

After a mediation training session for community leaders on 20 May 2022 by Adv Mabel Slabbert, ProBono.Org held a feedback session at the Joburg office on 26 September 2022. The leaders who
attended gave insightful feedback on how the training assisted them in their community advice offices.

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Mediation Feedback Session

Mediation Feedback Session

After a mediation training session for community leaders on 20 May 2022 by Adv Mabel Slabbert, ProBono.Org held a feedback session at the Joburg office on 26 September 2022. The leaders who attended gave insightful feedback on how the training assisted them in their...

The Refugee Project visits partners in Musina

The Refugee Project visits partners in Musina

As part of our Refugee project with Misereor, our paralegal in the Johannesburg office, Zama Mbatha, and the legal intern in the Refugee department, Kgomotso Leshabane, conducted a three-day workshop in Musina in collaboration with our local partner, the Messina Legal...

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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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What We Do

Services to clients

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.

General Services

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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