As the name suggests, pro publico bono activities are designed to serve all citizens. It does not mean that it is enough for a citizen to not be able to afford legal aid, as this is not the essence of pro bono. The point is to provide legal assistance to persons who devoted activities and themselves to the good of the general public, i.e. citizens who protest in defense of women's rights or the rule of law, and whose activities face repression from the State. The aim of pro publico bono activity is also to act in cases that may become a precedent and serve as a model for other court decisions.
In my Law Firm, we devote some of out time and energy to pro bono activities. We are members of the Legal Team of the Federation for Women and Family Planning. From May 2017, we also started cooperation with the Polish Society for Anti-Discrimination Law and from November 2017 with the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights.
As part of my pro bono activity, I appear on behalf of the applicants before the courts in Poland, and also before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
I also run a blog where I share with readers practical tips and curiosities in the field of human rights, which are available here and here.
Every year I am also eager to take part as a judge in the competition for law students - Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, about which you can read more on the website of the International Law Students Association here.
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