People across Erotocritou strongly believe in fulfilling the obligation to assist through pro bono work. Pro bono work strengthens our lawyers’ abilities to apply their talents in representing individuals and organizations of limited means in a variety of matters. We do encourage our lawyers and associates to dedicate themselves to improve the community and help people in need by selecting his/her own pro bono activities. At Erotocritou, we believe that our pro bono commitment, which is regarded as one of the leading pro bono programs, is key to who we are.
In addition to handling high-profile cases, such as the massively publicised EOKA case (an action on behalf of former EOKA fighters in a claim against the British Government for torture and other violations of the European Convention of Human Rights which has taken place in Cyprus during 1955-1959), we also represent disadvantaged individuals. Our work covers the full range of our lawyers' skills, including transactional work, representation in Court and general consultation.
Handling a New Pro Bono Matter
Every potential pro bono matter must be examined and approved by the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. A potential pro bono matter will be reviewed and evaluated to determine whether, among other things, it presents a conflict with any existing matter in the firm, if it advances law reform or would benefit the public interest and whether it provides direct legal services to an individual/organization unable to pay for the services rendered.
For recent Pro-Bono work and support offered to notable non-profit organisations, please press here. Read more.