Pro Bono

We look for opportunities to make the biggest impact and for the effects of our pro bono work to ripple through the communities we serve to the heart of our societal problems.

We help non-profit organisations so that they in turn can help others. We collaborate with various organisations to assist small businesses and start-ups. We support pro bono clinics and assist non-profit organisations with their registration and compliance issues. We assist individuals to access the justice system, providing legal advice to those in the most desperate need.

And we do this with the same gusto we employ for all our clients – we delivered over 8 000 hours in pro bono work in our 2015-16 financial year at a value of almost ZAR 16 million.

Making use of our pro bono services

To apply for pro bono assistance, complete the application form below and email it to our pro bono manager – see contact details below.

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"Our pro bono work is not just a nice add-on or a box we like to tick. It's part of who we are."

Rob Legh, chairman and senior partner

Ishishini Lethu – our flagship project

Small businesses and start-ups can make use of our pro bono corporate legal services through our Ishishini Lethu Project.

Launched in August 2013, the project creates a support system for emerging businesses working to establish themselves. It also allows our commercial lawyers to contribute to the communities we operate in according to their areas of expertise.

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Ongoing initiatives

Legal clinics enable us to go into communities and help those without access to legal advice either on-the-spot or, for those cases needing more work, we open a file and carry on with the case on a pro bono basis.

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Work undertaken

Our offices throughout Africa dedicate their time and energy to a broad range of pro bono initiatives. We focus on assisting the most vulnerable in society and directing our actions to where they can do the most good – be it in the provision of advice or education or the support of existing initiatives.

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Fatima Laher

Fatima Laher

Pro Bono Manager

T:+27 (0) 11 669 9000
E:fatima.laher@bowmanslaw.com

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