Toynbee Hall and Cleary Gottlieb win Most Effective Pro Bono Partnership at Law Works Pro Bono Awards 2020

Toynbee Hall and Cleary Gottlieb win Most Effective Pro Bono Partnership at Law Works Pro Bono Awards 2020

Law Works Pro Bono Awards Congrats

Toynbee Hall and Cleary Gottlieb’s partnership was recognised at last night’s online award ceremony


We are delighted to announce that Toynbee Hall’s work with Cleary Gottlieb at the Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) has won the accolade of Most Effective Pro Bono Partnership at LawWorks Pro Bono Awards 2020.

Thank you to LawWorks for recognising the tremendous work of our FLAC team, the many volunteers who provide invaluable support to the community and our colleagues across our advice services that provide a first point of contact and support for those who need legal advice when they come to us. We are thrilled that during a year in which Cleary Gottlieb and Toynbee Hall celebrate 5 years of working together that our partnership has been recognised in this way.

The award judges highlighted the vital work at our Women-Only legal advice Clinic which has been at the heart of our partnership with Cleary Gottlieb, delivering valuable support and assistance to 1000s of women over that time. We have worked alongside Cleary Gottlieb to build a more “Psychologically Informed Environment”, ensuring that we can effectively respond to the psychological needs of many clients, as well as the legal issues they face. More recently, we have also started the Champions Project, a vital new initiative which seeks to create more opportunities for young black men and women to get into the legal profession.

Natalie Farmer, Associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

We would also like to congratulate Cleary Gottlieb for picking up their second award of the night for Best New Pro Bono Activity with The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network (TERN)

You can watch the awards here and if you would like to see Jasmine Ashley-Tagoe, Free Legal Advice Centre Manager accept the award, skip to 1:18:00

 

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