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Access to justice
Access to justice

Access to justice

As a law firm we believe strongly in using our skills to bring justice and fair treatment to people and communities who may otherwise be denied it.

Our programmes vary from community to community to reflect local cultures and priorities. For example, many of our offices across Central and Eastern Europe and Asia Pacific focus on supporting vulnerable children by partnering with rights organisations to achieve fair treatment for young people in their local communities.

We also advise charities and community groups on legal, strategic and business issues, allowing them to focus on providing their much-needed services.

We focus on four areas where our pro bono work can have the biggest impact:


Rule of law

Having a functioning legal system is essential for developing economies to attract much needed foreign investment – particularly for countries emerging from civil war or periods of major political change.

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Accessing free legal advice

Supporting the free legal advice sector to provide access to justice for disadvantaged people has long been a central part of A&O’s pro bono and community work.

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Human Rights Working Group

A&O’s Human Rights Working Group encompasses more than 250 lawyers around the world who are passionate about using their expertise to protect and promote human rights.

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Social Finance and Impact Investment

With lawyers in 30 offices, our Social Finance and Impact Investment Group works with organisations transforming businesses and local economies around the world.

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