The very first Annual Pro Bono Awards Ceremony in South Africa was held at the stylish Katy’s Palace Bar in Johannesburg on 7 October 2014. 150 attorneys, advocates and mediators attended the event that was ably MC-ed by attorney and social media expert Emma Sadleir.
The event was held to recognise the impressive contribution made by pro bono attorneys (part-time and full-time), law firms and advocates to the lives of low-income people in South Africa. Journalists reporting on pro bono matters, drawing the public’s attention to cases that change the lives of the poor, were also recognised. The aim of the event was to honour and celebrate this important work and also increase and grow the involvement and commitment of the legal profession.
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