Pro bono broker service
A4ID’s international pro bono broker service brings our legal partners together with development organisations who require their particular legal expertise.
A range of pro bono opportunities are offered to A4ID’s legal partners each week. Projects brokered by A4ID touch upon a range of legal issues that are suitable for lawyers at all levels and from across a wide variety of jurisdictions.
A4ID carries out comprehensive due diligence on all organisations requesting legal assistance and ensures that projects are tenable and valuable. We also invest a significant amount of time working with development partners to understand and prioritise their needs before circulating requests to lawyers. This enables legal partners to focus purely on providing legal assistance.
Our effective allocation system is fair and transparent, supporting the widest possible involvement from our network of lawyers.
Projects are circulated to legal partners every Monday, legal partners then have one week in which to check conflicts and source a team with expertise. Projects are allocated on the basis of which lawyers are best placed to assist.
Where two or more lawyers/legal teams have parallel expertise and experience, selection is made on the basis of which lawyer or team has not undertaken a project for the longest.
The opt-in model enables lawyers to take on pro bono work as and when they have capacity, providing a flexible and attractive structure for A4ID’s legal partners to suit their availability and other commitments.
“The legal assistance provided to me through A4ID was like gold”
Fiona Gooch, Senior Policy Advisor, Traidcraft
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