Kuwait Finance House - Bahrain hosts a meeting of international lawyers in Bahrain
- Bahrain: Wednesday, November 07 - 2012 at 14:26
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Kuwait Finance House - Bahrain hosted a meeting of international lawyers in Bahrain who met to explore ways in which they can work together on projects for the public good.
Mr Mercer added that there is a culture within international law firms and international lawyers to volunteer their skills for projects to help the community and that the international legal community was very keen to promote this culture in Bahrain.
Mrs Joanne Emerson Taqi, partner at Norton Rose, Mr Clive Hopewell, partner at Charles Russell and Mr Jeremy Ingham, partner at Trowers & Hamlins, welcomed this initiative and were keen for the international legal community to participate in pro bono work which benefits society. Mrs Emerson Taqi, Mr Hopewell and Mr Ingham commented that each of their law firms encouraged pro bono work and that they looking forward to participating in the pro bono lawyers forum.
Mr Hopewell commented that Charles Russell is proud to be building upon their existing award-winning pro-bono programme in the UK, and at the forefront in delivering pro bono legal services to the Bahrain community.
Mr Mercer added that the pro bono lawyers forum would be looking at promoting social responsibility, organizing training and education events as well as charitable events.
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