Birmingham Pro Bono Group (PBG) was founded by Dr Bharat Malkani in 2008 with the assistance of three students. The initial focus was on the Street Law project and lecture series until 2010 when we ran a pilot clinic with the assistance of Mills & Reeve. After this successful trial period, Birmingham PBG founded Birmingham FLAG and clinic work was formally introduced. The clinic work covered a variety of practice areas and continued to be run in conjunction with Mills & Reeve.
In 2012, Birmingham FLAG expanded to provide new areas of advice with the additional assistance of No5 Chambers. In addition, the Pro Bono Casework and Research Assistance Group was established in response to the requests for research assistance from outside organisations and charities.
The four spheres of activities are managed by the Pro Bono Group Committee which currently consists of 14 members. The Committee is student lead with the support of two academic members of staff and the CEPLER administrator.
The Pro Bono Committee (2013/14)