Solicitors: Voluntary Work

Attorney General written question – answered at on 8 June 2016.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality)

To ask the Attorney General, if he will take steps to offer incentives to encourage more solicitors to offer pro bono work.

Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Solicitor-General

Pro Bono is a voluntary commitment made by lawyers who understand that the service they provide is invaluable to those individuals who would otherwise be denied access to justice.

As pro bono champions of the Government, the Law Officers support a number of projects through our co-ordinating committees. The Government has also provided funding for several projects, such as the Litigants in Person package run by the Ministry of Justice.

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