With the high number of Nigerians living in extreme poverty, there comes a huge number of citizens who are unable to afford legal services.
This class of citizens are vulnerable to human right violations & at a disadvantage when resolving disputes.
This is where Lawyers come in;
offering Pro Bono services is a wonderful way for lawyers to give back to the society.
Pro bono is short for the Latin phrase pro bono publico, which means “for the public good.”
The term pro bono is used primarily in the legal profession, as lawyers are bound by ethical rules to charge reasonable rates and to serve the public interest by providing free legal services to those in need. As such, the provider is thought to be imparting a benefit for the greater good, instead of working for the typical for-profit motive.
It is safe to say that if Nigerian lawyers offered pro bono services more often, there would not be such a high rate of human right violations in the Nation.
Due to the importance of Pro Bono in our nation building efforts, the @NigBarAssoc President @PaulUsoroSAN has consistently continued to support and encourage lawyers who offer Pro Bono services.
The #PaulUsoroChallenge celebrates Lawyers who offer Pro Bono services and encourages the act of selfless service in the legal sector.
This season, Lawyers get to win up to 200,000 Naira as prize money. All you need to do is share your pro bono story.
See flier for details, entry closes 30th April, 2019.