Select the country below to learn about the culture and provision of pro bono legal services in that jurisdiction.
The government has acknowledged that access to lawyers, in particular in rural areas of Angola, remains a problem.
Pro bono is not part of the legal tradition in Cameroon and there are no legal instruments regulating pro bono legal services.
Local and international non-governmental organizations provide some resources and support for pro bono work in Ghana.
Equal access to justice remains a challenge in Kenya, and NGOs offering legal representation often face resource and capacity constraints.
Pro bono organizations active in Morocco primarily assist refugees and women and minors who are victims of violence.
Pro bono engagement in Nigeria is not widespread, but recent high-profile initiatives are seeking to change this.
South Africa has made significant strides towards developing a pro bono and state legal aid policy that encourages lawyers to engage.
A majority of pro bono services available in Uganda are through NGOs, which are mainly located in urban areas.
*Chapter not updated from 2015.