Supported by LawWorks, the Law Society of England and Wales has produced a Pro Bono Manual (to support solicitors to develop or extend pro bono practice) and a Pro Bono Charter, encouraging the profession to make a public commitment to pro bono. The National Pro Bono Centre was established in Chancery Lane, London, to house and support national pro bono organisations and others working to maximise access to justice. The Centre, which is looking for a new home following the ending of the original lease in May 2020, represents the creation of a single, physical hub for the coordination and development of national pro bono services (www.nationalprobonocentre. org.uk). Conclusion Pro bono has an important and significant contribution to make in enabling access to justice. The important debates about legal aid provision and policy reform will continue. Whatever direction your future career may take, you can personally make a difference through pro bono. It truly is part of being a lawyer. Martin Barnes is the chief executive of LawWorks. For more information about LawWorks, visit www.lawworks.org.uk or follow on Twitter @Law_Works.
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