The Network of Pro-bono Lawyers is a non-governmental organisation promoting the rule of law and respect for human rights, by creating a platform for lawyers and legal aid providers to build their capacity, rejuvenate the spirit of common humanity in other to offer quality legal services to underprivileged persons who cannot afford legal representation.
Over the years, the network has trained thousands of lawyers and paralegals who are providing legal advice and representing the most disadvantaged groups in Nigeria. The Network has branches in Lagos, Kano, Abia and is headquartered in Abuja, Nigeria.
The network is also engaging with government especially in relation to the promotion of the civil and political rights and social-economic rights but most especially the freedom of information and expression which we believe are the gateway rights to accessing other fundamental human rights.
1. Annual Leadership and Capacity building workshop for lawyers and Legal Aid Providers in Nigeria: with an objective to increase legal aid and pro bono lawyering capacity in Nigeria by engaging lawyers and stakeholders, we convene conferences and network building events in Nigeria to identify barriers and brainstorm solutions to provide legal services and to empower low-income Nigerians in court systems.
2. Pro bono Legal Representation: We provide legal services to persons who cannot access legal representation.
3. Prison Visits
4. Membership of Press Defence Coalition team
5. Mentorship programs for aspiring lawyers and para Legals
Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Abia
Legal representation for indigent inmates
Women and children
Minority groups/persons with disability
Rule of law and freedom of expression
Supreme court Cases
Court of Appeal