PILnet’s 6th Annual European Pro Bono Forum, 25-26 October 2012, Madrid

On 25-26 October 2012, PILnet will host the largest ever European gathering of lawyers, nonprofit organisations, and law schools dedicated to using law as a tool to achieve social justice.

Antonio Hernández-Gil Álvarez-Cienfuegos, President of the Madrid Bar Association, will open the Forum.

Join us at this year’s Forum for a vital gathering of top legal experts, heads of bar associations, and pro bono supporters from law firms, corporations, NGOs, and law schools, collaborating to better deliver justice and protect rights.

PILnet’s European Pro Bono Forum has become an essential event for the quickly growing pro bono community across the continent—and around the world.

Last year’s Forum in Berlin represented a high-water mark for pro bono in Europe, and the 2012 Forum promises to expand this success.


  • Pro Bono and Human Rights, analyzing human trafficking, racial discrimination, immigration, and mental disability rights.
  • Global Pro Bono, highlighting environmental challenges, anti-corruption projects, and other pro bono efforts in Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
  • Making Pro Bono Possible, focusing on firms, corporations, bar associations, and law schools.
  • Pro Bono in Spain, exploring the state of pro bono in the Forum’s host country and considering issues ranging from microfinance to strategies for the development of Spanish clearinghouses. 

Through interactive workshops, engaging social events, and structured networking opportunities, seasoned practitioners and newcomers alike will gain insight as they forge new connections to the global pro bono community and create alliances that can help deliver justice and protect rights around the world.


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