Chambers Diversity Seminar: Pro Bono and NGO Insights
Chambers D&I Seminar: Pro Bono Best Practices and NGO Insights
Aligning with Chambers D&I’s ongoing research into pro bono in the legal profession, we are delighted to be partnering with De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek on this pro bono seminar which highlights the great work of lawyers who are committed and determined to protecting human rights across the globe.
Date: Wednesday, 2 October 2019
Time: 8:15 - 11:00am
Venue: De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek office in Amsterdam
In our current political and social climate, we are becoming immune to seeing the most vulnerable communities living their lives in precarious and dangerous situations because of little or no access to legal advice. We have a duty to help and make a real difference. In this session, we will be sharing pro bono best practices for law firms as well as hearing NGO insights and case studies.
Speakers (more to be announced soon)
Keynote speaker: Rutger de Witt Wijnen, General Counsel - The Ocean Cleanup
Padraig Hughes, Legal Director - Media Legal Defence Initiative
Machteld De Monchy, Partner - De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Jelle Klaas, Litigation Director - PILP
Dee Sekar, Head of Diversity & Inclusion - Chambers and Partners (moderator)
About our speakers
Machteld De Monchy, Partner
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Machteld de Monchy is a partner at the law firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. She specialises in litigation and has particular expertise in mass claims and follow-on damages litigation. Machteld publishes and lectures on Dutch procedural law. She also heads De Brauw’s Pro Bono Committee and received The Legal Aid Society’s 2014 Pro Bono Publico Award in recognition of her pro bono work. Machteld was named Legal Woman of the Year 2018 by Legal Women.