On Monday, December 12, 2016 the Pro Bono Club (www.probonoclub.nl) was launched in the presence of the dean of the Amsterdam Bar Association, Pieter van Regteren Altena, and Boris Dittrich, director of Human Rights Watch.
The Pro Bono Club is a new platform that brings NGOs and CSOs seamlessly into contact with enthusiastic lawyers and other legal service providers who are willing to undertake pro bono services for such organizations. The Pro Bono Club was founded by Rutgers & Posch, legal platform LegalDutch and notary firm Schut van de Ven.
The Pro Bono Club believes that the activities of both large and small associations, foundations and other organizations are invaluable for Dutch society. Not only because of their social goals but also because they connect people, which makes our society both more joyous and stronger. Moreover, it makes us happy to do something for others, especially when those others are in need of assistance. The Pro Bono Club has more than 100 committed legal service providers as members who subscribe to this philosophy.