Pro Bono Celebration and NGO Pitch

Register for an event marking Pro Bono Week at Blackhall Place on Thursday 13 June.


This event brings the wider legal and NGO communities together to celebrate the growth of pro bono work in Ireland. Justice Liam Kennedy will moderate a panel of speakers which will showcase the impact and benefit of lawyers volunteering their time and skill, highlighting examples of pro bono work. A PILA representative will explain the Irish pro bono infrastructural landscape and pathways for lawyers to get involved in pro bono work.

During the second half of the event, a pro bono lawyer will facilitate the first in-person PILA NGO Pitch, during which three social justice organisations will pitch to receive pro bono legal services from the attending legal practitioners. Finally, the event will facilitate networking opportunities between NGO representatives and the legal community.

  • Date and time: Thursday 13 June, 4.30pm - 7pm

  • Location: Presidents' Hall, The Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7

  • Registration: Book online


  • Chair: The Hon. Mr. Justice Liam Kennedy of the High Court of Ireland

  • Eilis Barry, Chief Executive Officer, FLAC

  • Michelle Drury, Irish Rule of Law International

  • John Lunney, Law Society Street Law Programme

  • Gemma McLoughlin Burke, Voluntary Assistance Programme

About Pro Bono Week

Pro Bono Week is a multi-city, week-long event to celebrate and highlight the role played by the European lawyers in supporting civil society and human rights organizations and promoting access to justice for those in need. It is organized by the European Pro Bono Initiative, PILnet, Trustlaw, law firms and European pro bono clearinghouses and organisations.

Book your place

This event is free but pre-registration is required. To book your place, please complete the short form below.