LawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards 2020

Nominations are open for the LawWorks and Attorney General's Student Awards 2020.
In light of the current and ongoing covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic the Student Pro Bono Awards event has been postponed - we are exploring ways to hold an event later this year.

LawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards 2020

The annual LawWorks and Attorney General Student Awards was to be celebrated at an awards ceremony on Wednesday 29th April at the House of Commons.

Supported by the Attorney General, the awards celebrate the best pro bono activities undertaken by law students and law schools and the positive impact on those assisted. The awards incorporate the Access to Justice Foundation award for an educational body or student which has made a significant contribution to promoting access to justice and a presentation to the winners of the Advocate and LawWorks Law School Challenge 2019 – 2020.

The LawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards are kindly sponsored by LexisNexis.

Award categories

The categories for the 2020 awards are:

  • Best New Pro Bono Activity;
  • Best Contribution by an Individual Student;
  • Best Contribution by a Law School (Undergraduate and Postgraduate institutions);
  • Best Contribution by a Team of Students.

Nominations are now closed. We hope to contact everyone shortlisted by 6th April 2020.

Judging and the awards event

All of the short-listed nominees were to be invited to attend the Awards ceremony at the House of Commons on 29th April, 4.00pm – 6.00pm.

In light of the current and ongoing covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic the Student Pro Bono Awards event has been cancelled - we are exploring ways to hold an event later this year.

The judges for the 2020 Awards are:

  • Peter Farr, Head of Civil Law Policy, Ministry of Justice; 

  • David Greene, Vice President, the Law Society of England and Wales;
  • James Harper, Executive Sponsor, Rule of Law and CSR for LexisNexis UK & Ireland;
  • Joshua Richman, Senior Editor, LawCareers.Net;
  • Leanne Targett-Parker, Chair, Bar Council Pro Bono Committee.

Need to get in touch?

If you have a question about the awards, please contact:

Peter Jackson, Communications Officer, 020 7092 3952

James Sandbach, Director of Policy and External Affairs, 020 7092 3943

The LawWorks and Attorney General's Student Pro Bono Awards are sponsored by:

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