Pro bono is the term used for the voluntary legal work which lawyers, and law students, undertake without payment. This can be to individuals, charities, or community groups who cannot afford to pay for legal help. The work may involve providing legal advice or representation.
Most law firms carry out pro bono work, as it helps them to fulfill their corporate social responsibilities and make a meaningful contribution to their local community.
At Reading, we have a diverse range of pro bono programmes; you can choose a project which matches your interests, ability and availability.