Alexander Pritchard-Jones completes 25 for 25: The Pro Bono Challenge
To celebrate Advocate’s 25th Anniversary, 25 for 25: The Pro Bono Challenge was launched in June 2021. This Challenge was conceived as a way to celebrate the amazing pro bono efforts of the Bar. As part of the Challenge barristers are being asked to complete 25 pro bono hours between June 2021 and June 2022.
Since joining the panel in mid 2019, Alexander has a robust history of taking on pro bono through Advocate and has exceeded 25 hours pro bono.
A representative at Advocate comments: ‘Testament to his commitment to access to justice, he worked on one particular case with us for a year and a half. He continually prioritises pro bono as part of his practice.’
An Advocate caseworker has said of working with Alexander, that ‘Alexander is consistently at the ready to take on a new case and help fight access to justice for our applicants at their darkest hours. He provided a light of hope during a difficult year with so much anguish for our applicants nationwide. From everyone here at Advocate, we would like to extend a massive thank you to Alex!’
As this scheme is a celebration of all pro bono undertaken at the Bar, barristers can make up their hours from a range of sources including:
- Taking on cases with Advocate
- Reviewing or Mentoring at Advocate
- Taking on pro bono work through schemes such as ELAN, ELIPS, ELAAS, CLIPS, Pro Bono Connect, or LCCC
- Advising in law clinics
- Volunteering on pro bono cases through law centres or with community groups.
All barristers are asked to keep a running tally of their own hours, and on completion of 25 hours they will be sent a celebratory pro bono logo that can be included in their email signature or Chamber’s profile. They will also get their name mentioned at the Bar Pro Bono Awards at the end of the year.
Further information about Advocate can be found here.