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TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono 2016

The Thomson Reuters Foundation's global pro bono service, TrustLaw, would like to invite you to share information about your firm's pro bono programme for inclusion in the 2016 TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono.

The TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono highlights success factors in pro bono practices and shows the amount of pro bono being done around the world on a country-by-country basis. The information that you provide is crucial to achieving this and in spreading the practice of pro bono around the world. The TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono serves as a central repository of information on the global pro bono sector, shows how the sector is evolving and tracks emerging trends.

As pro bono practices vary across the globe, we are seeking to gather data on a jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction basis so that we can compare like data and track development in local markets. In conducting research for the development of the TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono, the feedback we received from lawyers in "emerging" pro bono markets was that this data (both from more established pro bono markets and from their own jurisdiction) is invaluable for them in assessing their own firm's practice and advocating to expand their programmes.

We have set out explanatory notes on the data we are collecting below. Please note that while we are collecting a wide range of information, only (i) the average number of Qualifying Pro Bono hours per Qualifying Fee Earner and (ii) the percentage of Qualifying Fee Earners undertaking more than 10 hours per year will be attributable to your firm. All other information is aggregated on an anonymous basis. See the 2015 Index findings for additional information on how the data is presented.
This year, we are also collecting data on behalf of the Collaborative Plan for Pro Bono in the UK (the Plan). Firms that are signatories to the Plan are able to complete the Plan's Voluntary Aspirational Pro Bono Target questions at the end of this survey.
The questions contained in the online survey are also available in a downloadable format. If you experience technical difficulties submitting your firm’s responses online, please complete the questionnaire in the document above and email the file to TrustLaw.

The questions contained in the downloadable questionnaire correspond directly to those in the online survey.