A & L Goodbody are seeking a Solicitor to join their growing Pro Bono team

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We (ALG) provide pro bono legal advice to all our community partners. We work in partnership with domestic and international clearing houses, including the Public Interest Law Alliance, Business in the Community and Thomson Reuters Trustlaw Foundation. They match our expertise with specific legal needs in non-governmental organisations, community organisations and law centres.


  • Assisting with administration of existing pro bono projects, including rota management and some supervisory casework
  • Undertaking a pro bono case load including assisting with, and supervising, legal research, litigation, advice and education
  • Placing client pro bono requests with appropriate lawyers and escalating more complex requests
  • Screening opportunities offered through established brokers and escalating those with potential
  • Answering internal queries regarding pro bono activity, dealing with all initial interest and recruiting volunteers to appropriate projects and programmes
  • Assisting with monitoring and evaluation of pro bono projects
  • Organising and attending pro bono client and sector events
  • Maintaining good relationships with pro bono teams in other Irish and overseas law firms
  • Working closely with the Head of Pro Bono and Head of Responsible Business on existing and future projects
  • Reporting on progress of the pro bono programme to the firm’s partners and management team


  • Qualified Solicitor with a minimum 2 years PQE
  • An understanding of the legal needs of people who are disadvantaged and organisations who assist
  • Demonstrable ability to undertake excellent legal work
  • Experience of working in a commercial law firm preferable
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong transactional and project management experience
  • Demonstrable ability to work well in teams and also take the initiative and work independently
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of refugee or housing law desirable

Apply via the A & L Goodbody website at https://www.algoodbody.com/careers/legalprofessionals/solicitor-pro-bono-department



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