During the period December 2014 - November 2015 Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH) donated 7,184 hours / in excess of R12,600,000.00 in pro bono legal services to individuals and organisations unable to afford to pay for such services. CDH was also involved in a number of high profile human rights and public interest law matters.
In line with its mandate to constructively engage in promoting constitutional values and uplift communities (in particular the youth) through training and other special projects work, our Pro Bono and Human Rights Practice (our Practice) also planned and together with other members of the firm, carried out a number of external and internal training and awareness building initiatives. It also made contributions to external publications.
Given the comparatively small size of our Practice, which not only manages the distribution and administration of pro bono work by other practice areas, but also runs its own matters and projects, we believe that the contribution made by the firm over the period was an impressive one.
In this newsletter we share some of the highlights of our work over the year.