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ALG wins prestigious European pro bono award

A&L Goodbody LLP (ALG) has been awarded Outstanding Firm for Pro Bono at the prestigious Chambers Europe Awards 2021.

In a virtual awards ceremony held on Thursday 22 April, Chambers Europe highlighted our leadership role in establishing the new pro Bono Pledge for Ireland as well as the significant social impact of our ongoing pro bono partnerships with the Irish Refugee Council, Sprirasi and Focus Ireland/Mercy Law Resource Centre. The judges also noted that we are the first law firm in Ireland to offer a trainee rotation in our pro bono practice. Also shortlisted in this category were leading global firms such as Dentons, Hogan Lovells and White & Case.

Julian Yarr, managing partner at ALG, said: "This award is a reflection of the investment in and fantastic work done by our pro bono practice over many years. We continually seek to push ourselves to ensure that we are as impactful for our pro bono clients as we are for our fee-paying clients. I’m so proud of the hundreds of ALG lawyers who continue to support our pro bono clients and in particular those clients who struggle at the margins of society, in many cases having been disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

Our goal is to be recognised globally as a leading pro bono firm and that Ireland be seen in a similar way. The Pro Bono Pledge Ireland, which now has over 100 signatories representing more than 2,500 solicitors and barristers, positions Ireland well to achieve this status in the coming years."