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Meet the PILS Project during UK Pro Bono Week!

What: Growing Pro Bono in NI – an invitation to meet the PILS Project
When: Thursday 7 November 2019
Where: Law Society House, 96 Victoria St, Belfast BT1 4PE
             (Dunluce Room, 4th Floor)
Time: 17.00 – 18.10
1 CPD Point (general group study)

During UK Pro Bono Week (4 – 8 November 2019), we are inviting NI legal practitioners to join us for a conversation on how they can get involved in the work of our organisation.

The Public Interest Litigation Support Project (PILS) was set up in 2009 to advance human rights and equality through public interest litigation.

One of the initiatives we started to help potential applicants overcome access to justice barriers was our Pro Bono Register. This list of legal practitioners, willing to lend their expertise free of charge, has grown over the years. Many disadvantaged and vulnerable people have been helped as a direct result.

On 7 November, PILS staff and pro bono practitioners Karen Quinlivan QC and Ciaran Moynagh will discuss strategic litigation and why there is a need for legal pro bono work.

No previous pro bono experience is necessary. If you are interested in working with the PILS Project, please come along.


Learn more about the history of the PILS Project in our brand new anniversary video!