PILA NGO Pitch Events 2024: Applications are now open – deadline Monday 27th May

For the first time, the NGO Pitch Event will take place in person, during Pro Bono Week 2024, on Thursday the 13th. June at 4pm. The objective of the NGO Pitch Events is to connect Pro Bono Pledge Ireland Signatories that have committed to doing pro bono work with NGOs and civil society organisations that have projects in need of legal expertise. This service is suitable for organisations who have a current or predicted long term need for legal assistance.


What does the NGO or civil society organisation do during a Pitch Event?

The first Pitch Event for the year will take place in person on the 13th June as part of Pro Bono Week, in Dublin. Representatives from civil society organisations will have the opportunity to introduce themselves to Pledge Signatories, which include over 50 law firms across Ireland. During the 5-minute pitch, representatives of 3 selected NGOs, charities, social enterprises or other civil society groups should provide an overview of their organisation and articulate their unmet legal needs.

Following each pitch, Pledge Signatories will have the opportunity to ask further questions which will help them decide whether they can form a long-term relationship with the NGO and offer pro bono legal assistance. After the event, PILA will facilitate the introduction between the civil society representatives and the legal practitioners who wish to develop an ongoing relationship.


How to participate in the NGO Pitch Event? Please complete this application form and email it to pila@flac.ie with the subject line ‘NGO Pitch Event Application 2024’ by 5pm Monday 27th May 2023. Your application will be considered for all NGO Pitch events that we will organise in 2024. We will consider all applications and inform you of the outcome.



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