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A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US

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.

Usindiso: Help after the fire on 31 August 2023

The Social Impact Team at Norton Rose Fulbright were approached on 20 September 2023 to represent at the Khampepe Commission of Inquiry the residents of the Usindiso Building in Marshalltown after the fire that occurred on 31 August 2023. We met with representatives of the residents on 23 September….

Acknowledging the Pro Bono Work of the Legal Fraternity

Durban Appreciation Day ProBono.Org Durban hosted its Attorney Appreciation Day on 18 February 2024 to onour and celebrate the attorneys who go above and beyond for our clients. The event was an intimate and light-hearted evening filled with interaction…

Egoli Gas (Pty) Ltd v Kensington Residents’ and Ratepayers Association (KRRA)

ProBono.Org has committed itself to taking on some social impact cases. Amongst these is the Egoli Gas (Pty) Ltd v KRRA case. We would like to thank Baker McKenzie for taking on this matter on a pro bono basis. Baker McKenzie will be the attorneys on record for the…

Human Rights Festival 2024

ProBono.Org participated in the annual Human Rights Festival at Constitution Hill from 21 to 24 March 2024. Our team was invited to share a stall with the Johannesburg Society of Advocates and Norton Rose Fulbright. The advocates and candidate attorneys from Norton…

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Anthony Gotz joins the Board

Anthony Gotz joins the Board

Anthony Gotz SC has been an advocate at the Johannesburg Bar for more than 20 years. He was admitted to the Johannesburg Society of Advocates (the JSA) in July 2001. He took Silk in July 2019. Prior to joining the Bar, Anthony was a clerk to Justice Didcott as well as...

Usindiso: Help after the fire on 31 August 2023

Usindiso: Help after the fire on 31 August 2023

The Social Impact Team at Norton Rose Fulbright were approached on 20 September 2023 to represent at the Khampepe Commission of Inquiry the residents of the Usindiso Building in Marshalltown after the fire that occurred on 31 August 2023. We met with representatives...

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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

> We make it easy to give back
> We relieve the administrative burden of pro bono work for legal practitioners
> We find clients
> We vet clients
> We ensure all their documents are in order

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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