About the Charter

“Pro bono” is derived from the Latin term pro bono publico which means “for the public good.” In the legal profession, the term generally refers to lawyers providing their legal services for free to those who would not otherwise be able to access legal assistance or representation or whose matter raises an issue of public interest. 


The Hong Kong Pro Bono Charter is a statement of commitment to the pro bono movement and ethics, that is open to legal practitioners (including sole practitioners, inhouse lawyers, and barristers), firms, and organisations to join. By signing up to the Charter, signatories make a public commitment to the community that they will engage in and promote pro bono opportunities throughout their practice and/or businesses as well as adopting best practices.

Pro Bono HK is excited about the establishment of the Pro Bono Charter and is working hard to invite signatories to the charter.  If you would like to know more, please contact us via this website. In the meantime, we will also post more information here about our progress.


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Contact Us

We work and share resources with community non-profit organisations, universities, schools and other institutions to provide public education and training on legal rights and obligations as a means to promote equal access to the law and empower individuals. If you would like to know more, share resources, or partner with us, please contact us below.


Unit 1112, 11th Floor
Wing On Plaza
62 Mody Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui East,
Kowloon, Hong Kong


(+852) 2153 6595


Please note that we do not have full time staff. 


We recommend  contacting us via email

Pro Bono HK is registered in Hong Kong as a company limited by guarantee. Our application for Section 88 charitable status for
Pro Bono HK is currently pending with the Inland Revenue Department.

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