Pro Bono and Social Change Seminar : WHY SHOULD YOU WORK FOR FREE WHEN YOU BECOME A LAWYER?Author: Law School and Law Club
WHY SHOULD YOU WORK FOR FREE WHEN YOU BECOME A LAWYER?
Koç University Law School, Koç University Law Club teamed up to bring you a discussion on:
"PRO BONO AND SOCIAL CHANGE"
Claire Donse - International Pro Bono Counsel, New Perimeter and
Özgür Kahale - Pro Bono Counsel, Europe, DLA Piper will host the discussion and answer your questions on
· What is Pro Bono?
· What is 'Access to Justice'?
· History of Pro Bono in the world.
· Why is pro bono important?
· Is there a business case for pro bono?
· Examples of pro bono work
Please join us on 2 March 2015 (Monday) at 11.00 in the "Founders Hall"
Claire Donse - International Pro Bono Counsel, New Perimeter
Claire serves as a New Perimeter Program Manager and International Pro Bono Counsel. In this role she establishes, oversees and engages in a diverse range of global pro bono initiatives. She is currently managing a major economic development project in Timor- Leste and a significant research project on international criminal law. In 2011, she developed and delivered a teaching course at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, and is currently working on a similar project for the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. Claire’s pro bono practice has included advising clients at the firm’s Homeless Person’s Legal Service, representing women and children seeking apprehended violence orders in court, and representing pro bono clients in victim’s compensation claims. Before joining New Perimeter, Claire was a Senior Associate in the Sydney Litigation & Regulatory team at DLA Piper Australia.
Özgür Kahale - Pro Bono Counsel, DLA Piper
Özgür is a full-time pro bono counsel managing the pro bono practices of the Continental European offices located in 22 cities in 16 countries. She manages the firm's European pro bono practice, providing pro bono legal assistance to key European NGO's, UN Agencies and disadvantaged individuals through the firm's multiple pro bono counsel appointments. Özgür is an international lawyer with extensive experience in project finance. She is also a scholar with a masters in Human Rights from Essex University and a PhD from Lancaster University. She taught courses on Business & Human Rights and Trade & Human Rights and was involved in major research projects. Her pro bono legal practice is focused mainly in the area of business and human rights, corporate social responsibility, human rights due diligence and impact assessments.