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International Pro Bono Opportunities

There are a number of public service opportunities in the international field for senior lawyers. Some positions are pro bono, and many are with compensation. Opportunities may be in the fields of conflict resolution, civil society development, human rights and international education. The following are some of the organizations offering access to these opportunities.

LWOB Lawyers without Borders

LWOB is the world’s largest organization of volunteer lawyers committed to providing pro bono services to Rule of Law initiatives, Human Rights work, and non-governmental organizations from around the world.

Roger Pugh, an active member and past Chair of the Senior Lawyers Committee, serves on LWOB’s Board of Directors and as its Chief Liaison to the United Nations. He has done personally rewarding volunteer work this year with LWOB. Numerous volunteer opportunities, both international and domestic, exist, i.e. addressing lawyer problems in turmoil regions, mentoring lawyers in developing nations, pro bono work with Internationally oriented NGO’s (non-profits) and contribution to Court capacity building initiatives in regions emerging from conflict.

Complete information can be found at www.lwob.org and by emailing Christina Storm, Founder/President.

 

ISLP International Senior Lawyers Project

The mission of the International Senior Lawyers Project is to provide a vehicle through which the growing number of skilled and experienced senior attorneys at or near retirement can provide volunteer legal services to the world community. Through the provision of pro bono legal assistance to governments, international charitable organizations, local nonprofit organizations, law schools and indigenous legal assistance providers, ISLP seeks to advance democracy and the rule of law, protect human rights and promote equitable economic opportunities by helping communities and nations implement legal reforms, assisting programs that advance the social and economic well-being of disadvantaged people and building the capacity of local organizations and professionals to meet the needs of their communities.

For more information go to www.islp.org.

 

Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT)

The Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT), Inc. is a non-profit organization, established in February 1999 and dedicated to expanding the knowledge and practice of conflict transformation and peace building within U.S. and international communities.

ACT is an alliance of skilled professionals with advanced degrees and over 50 years of collective professional experience and expertise in community building and conflict resolution. We recognize that conflict is an inseparable part of human interaction. When addressed effectively, it can lead to peaceful and positive change. ACT helps people transform destructive conflicts by addressing underlying needs and concerns, building sustainable relationships, and changing the contexts and conditions that foster violence.

To register and obtain information on paid job postings “Conflict Jobs,” go to www.conflicttransformation.org. ACT also lists job opportunities available through JODI, The Judicial Oversight Demonstration Initiative Technical Assistance Project of the Vera Institute of Justice. The JODI website is www.vera.org.

 

The Recruiting Center at DevelopmentEx.Com

This organization puts out a weekly listing of paid job opportunities (legal and other) for those working in international development. To view job announcements go to www.DevelopmentEx.com and click on “Find Jobs."

For more information email Roger Pugh.
These programs are not sponsored by the Senior Lawyers Committee.

There are a number of public service opportunities in the international field for senior lawyers. Some positions are pro bono, and many are with compensation. Opportunities may be in the fields of conflict resolution, civil society development, human rights and international education. The following are some of the organizations offering access to these opportunities.