The International Placements Department looks to promote the spirit of pro bono work in the members of QMPBS. We strive to provide members with the opportunity to undertake pro bono placements, over the annual summer break, in an attempt to expand their notions of pro bono work whilst promoting independence and broadening their world view.
The placements available has been increasing in number and developing since the conception of the department. We have opportunities available in numerous continents and we strive to continue expanding that list. At present, the placements available to members are as follows:
Cyprus – in collaboration with Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC
India – in collaboration with ALMT Legal Solicitors
Ghana – in collaboration with the Fadama Legal Assistance Program (FLAP) and Reed Smith
Hong Kong – in collaboration with Helpers for Domestic Helpers
Kenya – in collaboration with the African Prisons Project
Singapore – in collaboration with the Pro Bono Office, Law Society of Singapore
South Africa – in collaboration with Projects Abroad
Uganda – in collaboration with the African Prisons Project
USA – in collaboration with the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, Catholic Charities of the East Bay, Bay Area Legal Aid, International Institute of the Bay Area and the Eviction Defense Collaborative
The hosts at each of the above-mentioned international organisations have been incredibly kind and generous in their encouragement and support of the pro bono work undertaken by our members. The department is greatly appreciative of their time and efforts.
The international placements are to be self-funded by the member seeking to embark on these placements. While QMPBS works to help alleviate the cost of the placements, any subsidies provided by the society are subject to change annually. The QMPBS reserves the discretion to vary the subsidies given depending on the candidates applying for placements.
For further information on the department or placements, please contact the department Manager, Michelle Thio, at firstname.lastname@example.org.