|Organization||Legal Clinics Foundation|
|Project Name||Development of the Centrum Pro Bono|
|Amount Awarded||USD 25,000.00|
|Grant Period||October 20, 2008 - December 31, 2009|
The grantee aspires to create a comprehensive legal umbrella over non-profit organizations. Centrum Pro Bono is intended to serve NGOs in matters concerning their operational issues, which fall within the scope of the law firms specialization i.e. taxes, civil and commercial issues, public procurement, administrative and labor law. The Institution links NGOs with law firms willing to provide pro bono legal aid and offers law firms participating in the program clear-cut cases, which best suite their field of specialization and interest. Centrum Pro Bono also undertakes various educational projects addressed to non-profit organizations and lobbies for favorable fiscal incentives for pro bono work and philanthropy. The grantee plans to maintain its role in two realms – to become a gateway for NGOs to the professional legal resources and to be the main pro bono cases provider to the law firms.