European Pro Bono Forum

Date: November 5 to 7, 2014.
Place: London (U.K.)

The Fernando Pombo Foundation will participate once again in the European Pro Bono Forum ( organized by Pilnet, The Global Network for Public Interest Law. Pilnet builds a global network to activate, empower, and connect those who use legal tools in the public interest. During 2013, the Foundation was appointed as a member of the 2014 Planning Committee. This forum, which takes place this year in London (U.K.) in conjunction with the U.K. National Pro Bono Week, from 5 to 7 November. By bringing together a growing community that recognizes the urgency of pro bono—individuals from law firms, corporations, bar organizations, NGOs, and law schools—the 2014 Forum will offer a vital setting where supporters can explore how they can best collaborate to address critical issues of social justice. Through interactive workshops, engaging social events, and structured networking opportunities, attendees will gain insight into the pro bono community and forge alliances that can help deliver justice and protect rights around the world.

This year, the Fernando Pombo Foundation will participate in the panel: “Building Local Cultures of Pro Bono: Case Studies From Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal & Ukraine”.

For pro bono to have a lasting impact it needs to be embedded within its local community. Drawing upon case-studies from Germany, Spain, Ukraine, Italy and Portugal, this work shop will look at the tools, networks and institutions that are currently being used to help build local cultures of pro bono across Europe.


  • Carmen Pombo, Fundacion Fernando Pombo, Spain


  • Peter Braun, Orrick,Herrington & Sutcliffe, Germany
  • Stefano Macchi di Cellere, Jones Day, Italy
  • Teresa Morais Leitao, Pro Bono Portugal, Portugal
  • Marta Reina, Fundacion Hazloposible, Spain
  • Mykola Sioma, Ukrainian Legal Aid Foundation, Ukraine