Please note: A comprehensive Pack for organisations and developing country governments that are or are considering becoming Development Partners can be downloaded below.
A4ID has access to over 18,000 lawyers from leading international law firms across the world. We facilitate the provision of high-quality
pro bono legal advice and assistance to NGOs, IGOs, not-for-profits,
developing country governments, bar associations and Law Societies,
social enterprises and social entrepreneurs working to further the
United Nations' Millennium Development Goals.
We engage with lawyers who have a wide range of different skills and expertise. All the work we resource
meets the highest quality standards and is done on a pro bono basis.
All work carried out through A4ID is treated with the same priority as
paid work: it is properly resourced and supervised, with the right mix
of skills and seniority to manage and complete the work to deadline and
to our Development Partners' satisfaction.
How we can help
To fall within our remit, all advice and assistance must further the United Nations' Millennium
Development Goals. Examples of areas of our work can be found below.
Where requests fall outside of these criteria, we will do our best to
source advice with other pro bono organisations such as the Attorney
General's ProBono Committee. Where a request relates to issues of UK
focus, organisations such as LawWorks (http://www.lawworks.org.uk/)
and the Bar Pro Bono Unit (http://www.barprobono.org.uk/) are best placed to
Example Areas of Expertise
A4ID is not limited to particular areas of law, but some of the areas in which lawyers have assisted include:
Type of support available
Support can be given in innumerable ways. These include:
In addition to facilitating the provision of legal expertise, A4ID is
always keen to support the planning of policies and research projects.
Should you require input from lawyers as you formulate your policy
programmes or from legal academics into your research initiatives,
please let us know.
A4ID can also provide in-country legal training of lawyers and community groups where there is need for external support. For further details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not sure how lawyers could assist your organisation, you may wish to
read the part of the Development Partners Pack (see below) entitled
'What are my organisation's legal needs?'.
Becoming a Development Partner
If you would like to become a Development Partner, please contact Elisabeth Baraka at email@example.com.
As part of our due diligence process you will be asked to provide the following information:
How it works in practice
Where Development Partners require assistance, we ask them to complete a standard 'Project' form
(a copy of which can be downloaded below) which gives a summary of the
Summaries of requests for assistance are circulated to our network of lawyers every Monday. Before
lawyers are able to confirm whether or not they can assist, they must
carry out conflict checks to ensure that any support provided is
completely independent. This can take up to a week. More details about
the process and timing of circulating and allocating projects, and the
issues you need to consider, can be found in the Development Partners
Pack (see below).
Key points to be included in each summary form are as follows:
Description of Work
Use of Material/Advice
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