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House of Commons Hansard
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24 March 2015
Volume 594
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5. What steps he has taken to promote pro bono work among members of the legal profession. [908287]

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The Attorney-General and I are the pro bono champions for the Government, and we are helped in this work by two pro bono co-ordinating committees, which bring together the leading organisations dedicated to the delivery of pro bono legal representation, both here and abroad. We took part in a wide range of events during national pro bono week last November, and we will take part in further events this year.

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What assistance can my hon. and learned Friend offer constituents of mine on limited incomes to get legal advice that they need?

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I thank my hon. Friend for that question. The national pro bono website, www. nationalprobonocentre.org.uk, gives information on a wide range of organisations that offer pro bono legal assistance. Of course, the local citizens advice bureau is a very good gateway through which her constituents can obtain more specialist legal services.