The TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono was the first global survey measuring the amount of pro bono practised by law firms across the world.
By highlighting successful pro bono programmes and providing benchmarks on pro bono participation and related trends in different jurisdictions, the Index is a vital tool to help spread the practice of pro bono.
It offers all firms a unique resource to help build robust pro bono practices, and to understand how to get the greatest impact from their pro bono work.
The 2020 Index collected data from over 215 firms, representing lawyers in 91 jurisdictions.
Our data shows lawyers donated 3.9 million hours of their time assisting charities, non-profits, social enterprises, and individuals free of charge. On average lawyers committed one week (26.3 hours) to pro bono.