Pro Bono Lab

Pro Bono in Ukraine works for NGOs whose activities make a great impact on society development and improvement on communities’ life. Lawyers help NGOs by taking different pro bono cases. Such cases may include pro bono consulting, providing of legal opinion, organizational diagnosis. Organizational diagnosis is a new field of cooperation of  NGOs and law firms as a way of improving internal operational processes of the NGO. Due to diagnosis results, NGO may receive some improving suggestions or may take an educational course through Pro Bono Lab.

Pro Bono Lab is a training program that includes the application of good business practices in the public sector as well as in the provision of services. Business decision-making models learned by NGOs, law clinics, service organizations in Pro Bono Lab are used to strengthen their institutional capacity and provide sustainability.

Team of program

Mykola Sioma
Head of Pro Bono Space, director of the Ukrainian Legal Aid Foundation. The Foundation is a platform for synergies between legal aid providers and solutions to build an effective system of access to justice.
Elena Nemchenko
Head of the Pro Bono Lab, Manager of Pro Bono Space, Ukrainian Legal Aid Foundation.
Tamas Barabas
Member of the Program Council. Senior Legal Officer at the Budapest office of The Global Network for Public Interest Law. PILnet is an international non-profit organization that brings together the legal profession from around the world to ensure that the law serves everyone's interests.
Mykola Myrny
Member of the Program Council. Journalist at ZMINA Human Rights Center. Author of a number of materials on human rights and corruption of officials. ZMINA Human Rights Center works to protect freedom of speech, freedom of movement, anti-discrimination, prevent torture and ill-treatment, fight impunity, support human rights defenders and civil society activists in Ukraine, including the occupied Crimea, and protect victims of armed violence. conflict in Ukraine.
Natalya Bimbirayte
Member of the Program Council. Director of the "Legal Space" information and resource center - a specialized portal created to disseminate legal knowledge, develop legal practices, promote government and non-governmental organizations that provide legal assistance to persons belonging to the poor and vulnerable.
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