Pro Bono Legal Work:
A guide for in-house corporate lawyers

We’ve created this free resource especially for in-house corporate lawyers, to equip you for pro bono legal work.

Word precedents are available below.

“I commend the Australian Pro Bono Centre, the Association of Corporate Counsel and the Law Societies around Australia for the continued efforts to promote pro bono to in-house corporate lawyers and their ongoing commitment to making a difference in our communities through pro bono legal work.”

Mei Ramsay
Group General Counsel, Medibank and President, Association of Corporate Counsel


This Guide contains five appendices. Appendices A, B and E can be downloaded as Word documents:

Appendix A: Precedent Memorandum to the General Counsel, CEO and/or Board

Appendix B: Precedent Pro Bono Policy

Appendix C: Practising Certificates and Professional Indemnity Insurance

Appendix D: Template Pro Bono Questions for Use by Corporations in the Engagement of Law Firms

Appendix E: Corporate-Firm Pro Bono Collaboration template

More information on providing pro bono assistance for in-house lawyers and legal teams here.

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