Pro bono: Free dimensions

Metcalfe, Christian
May 2013
Lawyer 2B;5/28/2013, p9
The article reports that eight outstanding pro bono initiatives are selected for 2013 Ethical Initiative category of The Lawyer Awards. It further discusses the new arbitration center in Kigali, Coventry Law Centre that offers social welfare legal advice to families, and corporate social responsibilities.


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