OFX has committed to building on its current dedication to pro-bono legal work and is a Founding Signatory of the Pro Bono Pledge Ireland.
The Pro Bono Pledge is a collaborative effort with the Public Interest Law Alliance to articulate the shared professional responsibility of lawyers to promote access to justice and provide pro bono legal assistance to those in need.
Every lawyer will aspire to commit at least 20 hours throughout the year to pro bono work.
The Pledge states, ‘We believe that universal access to justice and legal service is essential to the rule of law, to the vindication of rights, and to the functioning of democratic society’.
‘We recognise that the legal profession has a privileged role and a unique purpose and position in the legal system, in society, and in matters of justice.’
The Pledge is being launched on 26 November by the Minister for Justice.