In-House Pro Bono Day 2024

Wed Apr 24 2024 at 09:00 am to 05:00 pm

The Law Society Hall | London

UK In-House Pro Bono Group
Publisher/HostUK In-House Pro Bono Group
In-House Pro Bono Day 2024
Join us for a day of pro bono and volunteering action in collaboration with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.
About this Event

Weil and the In-House Pro Bono Group are excited to offer in-house lawyers a menu of pro bono and volunteering opportunities throughout the day - opportunities to participate in in-person activities at the Law Society and remote opportunities via LawWorks.

Volunteers can sign up for one or more of the following workshops:


Join us to equip long-term unemployed adults, from , and with the skills and confidence to secure meaningful employment.

09.00-09.20 Arrivals

09.20-09.30 Welcome

09.30-10.30 Speed networking: 2-3 volunteers will host a table and DFS women (candidates) will visit the table and spend around five minutes interviewing the volunteers about their job, their career, and what a typical day in their role looks like. Volunteers are required to put the candidates at ease, share their career journey, and answer any questions they may have.

10.45-12.15 CV workshop & Mock Interviews: Working in small groups, volunteers will ask their beneficiary to talk them through their CV (hard copies will be available on the day) before discussing ways in which they could strengthen it. In the samegroups, volunteers then act as ‘employer’ and interview a beneficiary for a role. The aim is to simulate a real-life interview and we encourage volunteers to make it as real as possible. Using the candidate’s CV as a guide, volunteers ask a range of competency-based questions and strength-based questions.

12.15-12.30 Wrap up and close Wider group discussion

12.30-13.30 LUNCH A hot buffet lunch will be served


For innovative entrepreneurs from to meet, connect and network with lawyers and business professionals to seek guidance and information to grow their enterprise.

13.30-13.45 Welcome

13.45-15.15 One Stop Shop - Meet legal and business experts to grow your venture: A legal and business clinic for entrepreneurs. We are looking for:

- lawyers with expertise in IP, Employment and Corporate (finance/tax/contracts) law and

- business professionals working in Marketing, Human Resources and Accountancy to:

alongside other volunteers, host a table, on their area of business to provide on-the-spot guidance and information to entrepreneurs with challenges, questions or queries on specific areas in your respective areas.

Queries and questions will be sent to volunteers in advance and entrepreneurs will be required to sign a disclaimer to confirm that the information they receive doesn’t constitute as legal advice

15.30-16.00 Practice your elevator pitch: An opportunity for entrepreneurs to connect with lawyers and business professionals to hone their elevator pitch and seek feedback

16.15-17.00 Drinks and networking: All volunteers throughout the day are welcome – including members of the In House Pro Bono Group who weren’t able to attend during the day itself


Equip small charities and not-for-profits with the legal knowledge to protect and enhance their mission. is a charity working in England and Wales to connect volunteer lawyers with people in need of legal advice, who are not eligible for legal aid and cannot afford to pay and with the not-for-profit organisations that support them.

60 minute session between 09.45-15.45 LawWorks: LawWorks is canvassing interest from its not-for-profit network to understand which areas of law they would like to receive training on. This could be charity governance, IP, data protection, employment etc. We encourage any lawyer who is available for one hour between 09.45-15.45 and willing to deliver online training in their specialist area, to sign up for this session. We will contact willing volunteers in mid-late March to share the areas of law most in demand.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

The Law Society Hall, 113 Chancery Lane, London, United Kingdom


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