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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 proviso in an Act of Parliament is invalid if it is inconsistent with the Constitution

After a long period of unfair discrimination experienced by spouses who concluded their marriage after the commencement of the Matrimonial Property Act on 1 November 1984, the Pretoria High Court came to their rescue on 11 May 2022…

Farewell to Sibusiso and Welcome Koketso

At the end of May we said farewell to Johannesburg intern Sibusiso Makhukhule, whose one-year contract came to an end. He made an invaluable contribution to the deceased estates department and has expressed his gratitude for the experience gained. We wish him success in his next chapter and the very best moving forward…

Canadian Law Students visit ProBono.Org

On 12 May we were visited by four Canadian law students who, through the SASLAW pro bono fellow ship programme, were afforded an opportunity to visit South Africa for a period of three months…

The role of a legal practitioner (LP) representing children

As we all know, in order to ensure legal representation for a child, in the past we mainly used the application procedure for the appointment of curators – either ad litem, and/or ad persona and/or ad bonis, depending on the type of case at hand….

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Farewell to Sibusiso and Welcome Koketso

Farewell to Sibusiso and Welcome Koketso

At the end of May we said farewell to Johannesburg intern Sibusiso Makhukhule, whose one-year contract came to an end. He made an invaluable contribution to the deceased estates department and has expressed his gratitude for the experience gained. We wish him success...

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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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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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