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ALG expands its pro-bono unit, given ‘unmet legal needs’
Ross Moore, Amy Martin and Eithne Lynch

03 Nov 2022 / corporate law Print

ALG expands pro-bono unit, given ‘unmet legal needs’

A&L Goodbody (ALG), is expanding its pro bono team with an additional full-time lawyer, Amy Martin, giving it the largest dedicated pro bono practice in Ireland.

Led by Eithne Lynch, the unit includes a dedicated trainee rotation, and an annual law and human-rights student placements from University of Galway.

The practice provides free legal advice to organizations and individuals who otherwise may not have access to the justice system.

In 2021, ALG provided over 12,000 hours of free legal advice  pro bono , in areas such as human rights, housing, and asylum law.

Ambition to do more

Ross Moore (responsible business partner) said that the  pro bono  practice  made a difference to people's lives, but the firm's ambition was to do more.

Lynch added that there remained areas of unmet legal need, which was why the team was being expanded.

ALG works in partnership with the Public Interest Law Alliance, Business in the Community, and TrustLaw (the Thompson Reuters Foundation) working with various charity partners and not-for-profits – including the Irish Refugee Council Law Centre, Mercy Law Resource Centre, and Spira.

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