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Bar Pro Bono Unit

Individual
Bookable
This service is free
National
What do we offer? 

Bar Pro Bono Unit is a charity offering assistance with finding barristers. They match members of the public who need help, with barristers who are willing to donate their time and expertise in deserving cases for those who are unable to obtain legal aid and cannot afford to pay.

Who should use this service? 
This service is available for anyone who is unable to obtain legal aid and cannot afford to pay, excluding cases that are applicable to receive public funding.
What is the referral process for this service? 

Referrals are accepted from: Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), Local MPs, Law Centre or Legal Advice Clinic.


Self referral is available by filling in the application form which can be downloaded under the header 'How to apply' found here: http://www.barprobono.org.uk/do-you-need-help.html


Wait times and limits 
Each case must be vetted first and then if accepted an appropriate barrister must be found. Wait times therefore vary.
Volunteer opportunities 
Yes
Volunteer notes 

Volunteering opportunities for barristers