Malvika Jaganmohan 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.

Malvika Jaganmohan has achieved well over the target set by the Challenge with an amazing 57 hours of pro bono. She completed her hours through Advocate and Birmingham City University Law Clinic.

A representative at Advocate comments: ‘This amazing achievement is testament to Malvika’s outstanding commitment to access to justice. She has a robust history of taking on cases with Advocate over the last few years.’

An Advocate caseworker has said of working with Malvika, that she ‘always steps in at the last minute to help those most vulnerable, providing access to justice when there are no other options. She goes above and beyond building strong rapport with every client, and they consistently provide positive feedback.’

The scheme:

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.

If you would like to take part, please complete this short form

If you believe that you may have already completed 25 pro bono hours since June, then please complete this form.

Further information about Advocate can be found here.