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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.

Our original founder joins the ProBono.Org Board

Odette Geldenhuys, the head of the Webber Wentzel Pro Bono Practice, has been appointed to the board. Both the board and management warmly welcome Odette as a board member. In 2006 she founded ProBono. Org and after heading up the Johannesburg office until 2010, she moved to Durban to launch and head up the Durban office until 2013.

The rule of law / Magna Carta (Part1)

We all have a good idea of the meaning of the rule of law, with reference to, amongst others, Masethla v President of the Republic of South Africa 2008 1BCLR1(CC), the so-called “covert surveillance and phone tapping” case. But do we know the history and did we celebrate its 800 years of existence in 2015?

Appeal for funds- Caster Semenya’s continuing legal battle

At a media briefing on 9 February 2024, ahead of the upcoming hearing against Switzerland at the European Court of Human Rights on 15 May 2024, ProBono.Org joined the Commission for Gender Equality and Norton Rose Fulbright SA Inc, who have been Caster Semenya’s pro bono lawyers for the past decade.

The Establishment of a Specialist Land Court and the Land Court of Appeal

In September 2023, President Cyril Ramaphosa assented to the Land Court Act 06 of 2023 (the“Act”). The Act was introduced by the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, in May 2021. The Act was introduced to channel unresolved disputes and problems relating to land claims and speed up the nation’s land reform initiative…

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New ProBono Initiative at the GermistonCourt

New ProBono Initiative at the GermistonCourt

"Over the past years it has become abundantly clear that there is a shortage of private attorneys, social workers and psychologists to assist the Divorce and Children’s Courts on a pro bono basis. The magistrates have had a very small pool of attorneys who have raised...


Attorneys can now sign up online to do pro bono work

600+ legal practitioners providing up to R30 million worth of pro bono work per annum

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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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