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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.

A successful mediation project at Protea Children’s Court

We would like to pay tribute to the dedicated pro bono work performed for our clients by our attorneys, advocates and mediators. If you would like to be featured in our newsletters, please send us your contribution. This month we are pleased to profile one of our…

ProBono.Org supports the global fight against Gender-Based Violence

ProBono.Org joins South Africans and the world in the movement to fight against the violence and abuse of women and children. The 16 Days of Activism Campaign calls for the elimination of gender-based violence (GBV). It is run annually from 25 November (International Day Against Violence Against Women) until 10 December (International Human Rights Day).

Deceased Estates, evictions and property ownership addressed on Housing Day 2022

On 28 October 2022, the Joburg housing department hosted the annual Housing Day event. This was the department’s first event since COVID-19 prevented the planning and hosting of any gatherings. The event was held at the Holiday Inn in Parktown, Johannesburg – a National Monument and heritage site, where we thoroughly enjoyed the first-class treatment.

National Children’s Day activities bring excitement to the Johannesburg office

The first Saturday of November was declared National Children’s Day by the South African government. This day aims to emphasise the progress made towards the realisation and promotion of children’s rights.

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Special Profile – CHRYSI KRIPOTOS – CONVEYANCER

We would like to pay tribute to the dedicated pro bono work performed for our clients by our attorneys, advocates and mediators. If you would like to be featured in our newsletters, please send us your contribution. This month we are pleased to profile one of our...

A successful mediation project at Protea Children’s Court

A successful mediation project at Protea Children’s Court

The South African Law Reform Commission (“SALRC”) resumed its stakeholder meetings in 2022 once the COVID-19 threat had subsided. One of its virtual meetings in June was to finalise discussions on alternative dispute resolution in family disputes that started in 2016....

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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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