PRO BONO INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

This category is open to legal teams from firms and chambers of any size; entries will be judged according to the team’s individual merits rather than the scope of resources. Multiple entries from one firm are acceptable.

To enter you must complete the entry form on the online entry portal.

BEGIN YOUR ENTRY

Don’t forget, you can log in and out of the entry portal as many times as you like prior to submitting.

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WHAT WILL THE JUDGES BE LOOKING FOR IN THIS CATEGORY?

The entry form covers the following areas:

  • Background to the deal (750 words)
    • Our judges will want to understand the background against which the work was carried out, how the relationship with the party(ies) came to be and who from the firm was involved both from a practical standpoint and at a leadership level. Briefly outline the details of the case, and why it was challenging.
  • Execution and outcomes (750 words)
    • Our judges will be looking for details of how the work was carried out; focus on examples of technical brilliance and/or creativity in execution. Be sure to include an outline of any obstacles that needed to be overcome during the project. The judges will also look at the outcomes of the project, specifically how it has demonstrated significant change for the party(ies) involved and in a wider societal context. Excerpts from testimonials should be used to illustrate this section.
  • Additional materials
    • You should use this section to upload any client testimonials that add weight to your entry, and any charts or other visual aids that illustrate your work

There is a confidential information section on the form: We fully appreciate that some of the information you include in your entry may be sensitive. We want to encourage you to submit as much detail as possible, including financial performance, therefore please include in this section any sensitive information that should be treated for judges’ eyes only.

Previous winners:   
2020 Morgan Lewis
2019 Hogan Lovells
2018 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Entries are welcome from:

Chambers / barristers
Nominations by in-house teams
Nominations by Private Practice