Sunday 17 November 2019

Good practice: Law firm to ramp up pro bono work

A&L Goodbody have announced the appointment of Eithne Lynch as its first full-time Pro Bono Associate. She is pictured here with A&L Goodnody managing partner Julian Yarr.
A&L Goodbody have announced the appointment of Eithne Lynch as its first full-time Pro Bono Associate. She is pictured here with A&L Goodnody managing partner Julian Yarr.

A&L Goodbody (ALG) has appointed solicitor Eithne Lynch as its first full-time pro bono associate, in what is thought to be the first appointment of its kind by an Irish law firm.

In her role, Ms Lynch, who is joining from the Public Interest Law Alliance, will oversee and build upon the firm's pro bono programmes and initiatives, A&L Goodbody said.

"It is a clear indication of the firm's commitment to providing free legal services to those that need it as part ALG's responsible business strategy," said managing partner Julian Yarr.

He added that the firm's ambition is for its lawyers to each deliver an average of 25 pro bono hours a year by 2021. Currently the firm asks each lawyer to deliver 10 hours a year.

Irish Independent

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