ALG Goodbody creates new trainee rotation in pro bono
Our award-winning pro bono practice is at the centre of the firm's responsible business strategy. Each year ALG provides approximately 6,000 hours of free legal advice through its pro bono practice. This advice is provided by all lawyers and trainees, in areas such as human rights, housing and asylum law.
Our new pro bono trainees will work closely with charities, not-for-profit organisations and pro bono partners in managing and providing this service. The rotation will help them to develop skills in client care, project management and most importantly legal research, drafting and advocacy.
Eamonn Conlon, Responsible Business Partner at ALG, said: "Creating this trainee rotation is an important part of our overall pro bono strategy. It's another example of how we are leading the Irish market for pro bono, having been the first in Ireland to appoint a pro bono associate and by setting very ambitious targets to help our community partners and clients."
Ronan Lyons, Trainee Partner at ALG, said: "This is another first for our award-winning trainee programme. Last year, we were the first to introduce a trainee rotation in our Client Technology team and now we are the first to do so with pro bono. Not only will it be a fascinating and important learning experience for our trainees but it will also help instil our long established culture of pro bono and our wider corporate responsibilities."
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Date published: 22 October 2019