Podcast: The Future of Pro Bono
Growing areas of legal need and sector trends
with Nic Patrick
10 December 2019
Australian Pro Bono Centre CEO Gabriela Christian-Hare sat down with Nic Patrick, Head of Pro Bono & Responsible Business at international law firm DLA Piper, to discuss his predictions on growing areas of legal need and trend predictions for the legal sector and how they impact on pro bono.
This includes a discussion about the three biggest crises of our time – climate change, mass migration and inequality/extreme poverty – as well as trends affecting the legal sector more broadly.
Click here to view Nic’s slides on areas of legal need.
- Child Rights
- Refugee Rights
- Access to Justice
- Innovation and Technology
- Climate Justice
Nic oversees the DLA Piper Foundation which among other things provides two-year scholarships to 50 students studying law in the world’s least developed countries.
The DLA Piper responsible business team also employs specialist lawyers and consultants who support the firm’s corporate clients to be more responsible, sustainable businesses. The team includes lawyers with expertise in:
- ESG risks;
- Business and human rights;
- Climate change;
- Governance, transparency and reporting;
- Bribery and corruption.
Nic also heads the London Boardroom Advisory Service, providing strategic advice to the boards of multi-national corporations and global NGOs. Nicolas regularly provides advice to senior executives on business and human rights and reputation issues.