Inclusive education, support and reintegrate

Linklaters has been involved in charitable initiatives for over 10 years and offers skills-based patronage. Deliberately targeted policies enable the firm to focus its pro bono initiatives on helping disadvantaged individuals to enter or re-enter the corporate sphere, through educational programmes, access to employment and entrepreneurial support. Guiding people, introducing them to the corporate world and fostering entrepreneurship provide us with an opportunity to combat exclusion in all its forms.

Whether we are forging links with schools or supporting charities that help people enter or return to the world of work, these partnerships allow disadvantaged audiences to benefit from our expertise and experience.

Moving forward, together

Beyond this, such public interest projects serve to bring our staff and partners together in support of initiatives that nurture social solidarity.

In the Paris office, all of our lawyers and support staff are encouraged to take part in our pro bono work. In 2015, 56 lawyers and 30 support staff took part in pro bono initiatives for a total of 1,600 hours.

External recognition

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 Simon Roberts, Teignmouth,

Royaume-Uni, 2008

 

 

In October 2015, the 4th edition of the Pro Bono Awards awarded Linklaters the “Team Award”, for its pro bono achievements.


           

A few examples of our volunteering initiatives

Adie

ADIE offers a financial support to micro-entrepreneurs as they get their business off the ground. For the last 10 years we have partnered with ADIE, we have developed skills-based patronage by providing free legal support, nurturing creative talents and organising legal training.

           

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In partnership with Les Entreprises pour la Cité, we participate in a number of initiatives designed to support people from minority backgrounds in starting their careers. One such concept is “coaching-cafés”. Every year since 2007, we have also participated in “Un Jour Un Métier”.

 

 
 E2C

We sit on the Board of Governors of the École  de la 2ème chance en Seine-Saint-Denis, which supports young adults aged between 18 and 25 who left the school system without a qualification. We provide assistance in the form of professional internships, conversational English training and funding for IT equipment. We are particularly supporting the schools of Rosny-sous-Bois, La Courneuve and La Plaine-Saint-Denis.

 
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We sit on the Board of Governors of the École  de la 2ème chance en Seine-Saint-Denis, which supports young adults aged between 18 and 25 who left the school system without a qualification. We provide assistance in the form of professional internships, conversational English training and funding for IT equipment. We are particularly supporting the schools of Rosny-sous-Bois, La Courneuve and La Plaine-Saint-Denis.

 
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We are supporting the association Coup de Pouce through the financing of eight “Coup de Pouce Clé” clubs aiming at helping children to re-engage with reading and writing as they grow their self-confidence. Created in May 1984 by a group of teachers willing to fight school failure, Coup de Pouce is active in 250 cities and has already helped more than 100,000 children.

 
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For each of the last six years, we have offered a scholarship to a student of L’École de Droit de Sciences Po, to support them and allow them easier access to the legal profession.  

 
 HEC

As a member of the Fondation HEC, we award a prize to the best group of students specialising in Fiscal Strategy and International Law at HEC Paris for their work in a business simulation game.