Program realizowany przez Fundację Uniwersyteckich Poradni Prawnych

How our system works

We are aware of the fact that most of the major law firms have the resources necessary for the pro publico bono legal work as well as the willingness to engage in such activities, they do not have time to coordinate them. From January 2008 all the work concerning coordination of the cooperation between legal offices and NGOs has been taken over by the Cenrtum Pro Bono.

Thanks to the Centrum Pro Bono the law firms participating in the program are given a ready product in the form of a clear-cut case. Before the cases is be passed on to the law firms they are evaluated by the Centrum’s coordinator, who assesses their level of complexity and decides which case needs professional legal aid. On the Centrum Pro Bono website law firms have access to a coded list of cases submitted to us. This way they are able to choose a case best suiting their field of specialization.

For more information please contact Ms. Anna Włodarczyk – a coordinator of the Centrum Pro Bono. Her e-mail is biuro@centrumprobono.pl

 

Centrum Pro Bono operates only thanks to the financial support of the cooperating law firms.

Financial support for Centrum Pro Bono means:

  • contribution to the development of the pro bono sector in Poland,
  • participation in interesting projects related to pro bono and legal assistance,
  • increasing NGOs access to legal assistance

 

LEVELS OF CONTRIBUTION

  1. Main Partner – contributes minimum 5 000 PLN per year
  • Main Partner is invited to participate in special projects: cooperation with NGO.PL (writing articles, „Ask a lawyer about…”, workshops and seminar for NGO’s), plenary meetings and conferences, educational projects held in high schools.
  • Main Partner receives newsletter with ongoing cases but has priority in access to more complex and more interesting cases
  • Logo of the law firm, information about pro bono activity, note from Partner (with photo) are highlighted in Centrum Pro Bono annual report publication
  1. Supporting Partner – minimum 1000 PLN per year
  • Law firm is invited to participate in special projects: cooperation with NGO.PL (writing articles, „Ask lawyer about…”, workshops and seminar for NGO’s), plenary meetings and conferences, educational projects held in high schools.
  • Supporting Partner receives newsletter with ongoing cases
  • Information about cooperation with Centrum Pro Bono and assistance provided to NGO’s are included in Centrum Pro Bono annual report publication (without logo, information about the law firm and note from Partner)
  1. Partner – law firm that do not financially support Centrum Pro Bono
  • Partner receives newsletter with ongoing cases
  • Information about cooperation with Centrum Pro Bono and assistance provided to NGO’s are included in Centrum Pro Bono annual report publication (without logo, information about the law firm and without note from Partner