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Public Impact

Within our Public Impact programme we provide assistance to citizens seeking legal solutions and collaborate with institutions on wider legal innovation projects.

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Direct legal aid for citizens

In cooperation with social partners, students and employees of the Amsterdam Law School, we offer direct legal aid. We do this by having open consultation hours at the legal aid clinics, strategic litigation for human rights and the development of new legal solutions. The latter we do in cooperation with external parties such as the Legal Aid Board and the Municipality of Amsterdam. Below you can read which activities this programme comprises.

Pro Bono legal advice

We offer pro bono legal advice for both citizens through our Free Legal Advice Centre and NGOs through one of our tenants, Pro Bono Connect

Strategic Litigation 

In cooperation with the Amsterdam Law Clinics of the Amsterdam Law School we are actively engaged in strategic litigation for human and women's rights. We do this in collaboration with our tenants, The Public Interest Litigation Project (PILP) and Bureau Clara Wichmann, among others.

Women's Legal Advice Centre

In cooperation with Bureau Clara Wichmann and Amsterdam's City Counsel, we will open Amsterdam's first Women's Legal Advice Centre in September (2021) to promote equal access to the law for all Amsterdam women.

Commitment to human rights lawyers

Together with the Amsterdam Law Clinics and one of our tenants, Lawyers4Lawyers, we are committed to supporting human rights lawyers worldwide.

Legal Tech product development

In collaboration with Arbeidsmarkt Research we develop products through our Legal Tech Lab and Justice Entrepreneurship courses.

"Het probleem van de volle boodschappentas"

With the support of the Raad voor de Rechtsbijstand we conducted research into the effectiveness of first-line legal aid for citizens with a full shopping bag of legal problems. Based on this, we developed a social legal map: de sociaal juridische kaart.

Network meetings

We organise network meetings where we invite students, researchers and external partners to meet and co-create.