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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.
Welcome to our 2023 interns
Masontaga Malatja has been assigned to the Refugee and Estates department. Born and raised in Katlehong, she obtained her LLB at Wits. She believes in using the law as a positive instrument for change and enjoys volunteering as it gives her a sense of fulfilment. ..
Legal recognition of Muslim marriages by the Constitutional Court
Section 9 of the Bill of Rights in the Constitution provides that everyone is equal before the law and has the rights to equal protection and benefit of the law. They should also not be discriminated against, directly or indirectly, based on race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, language and birth….
Gratitude for the volunteer work of the legal profession
For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic we held our annual Pro Bono Awards ceremony on 26 January 2023 in person. Grateful thanks to Bowmans for offering to host us this year. They really mad the evening a very special one. MC for the evening was Seehaam Samaai, Director of the Women’s Legal Centre in Cape Town and the keynote address was given by Prof….
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.
Johannesburg Awards 2022
Acknowledging the volunteer work of the legal profession For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic we were able to hold a live Pro Bono Awards ceremony on 26 January 2023. We are most grateful to Bowmans for offering to host us in their splendid auditorium...
Welcome to our 2023 interns
Johannesburg Masontaga Malatja has been assigned to the Refugee and Estates department. Born and raised in Katlehong, she obtained her LLB at Wits. She believes in using the law as a positive instrument for change and enjoys volunteering as it gives her a sense of...
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ProBono.Org screens, matches and refers clients to volunteer private lawyers. These are some of our services…
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ProBono.Org provides opportunities for legal practitioners to fulfill their pro bono obligations through referring clients for legal assistance.
ProBono.Org establishes links and builds bridges between the private legal sector and the public interest legal needs of the poor.