The ADGM Courts Pro Bono Scheme


The ADGM Courts Pro Bono Scheme enables qualified individuals with limited financial means to receive legal assistance at no cost.

Pro bono legal advice is provided by lawyers who volunteer their time and expertise to assist individuals with limited financial means in regard to civil and commercial disputes or other legal issues that fall within the jurisdiction of ADGM Courts.

Individuals seeking pro bono assistance should refer to the Pro Bono Scheme Guidelines, Procedural Flow Chart and complete the Application for Pro Bono Legal Assistance.

Individuals seeking pro bono assistance in regard to employment related issues are encouraged to review the ADGM Employment Regulations FAQs.

An essential requirement for a fair and accessible justice system is that all individuals have access to legal assistance to protect their rights and interests.

Engagement in pro bono work is regarded as part of a lawyer’s professional duty and can have a positive impact upon a lawyer’s professional development and understanding of community affairs.

Law firms, lawyers and law students are encouraged to register as volunteers with the Scheme. The Scheme maintains a register of volunteers that is used to refer pro bono clients to volunteers with the relevant expertise and skill. The register of volunteers is updated regularly by the Scheme to ensure quality and capacity in the delivery of pro bono services.

Interested law professionals should refer to the Information for Volunteers document and complete the Volunteer Registration Form.

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