Wiersholm has a strong and proud pro bono tradition and donates several man-years of pro bono work a year.
Wiersholm has established a collaboration with NOAS (the Norwegian Organisation for Asylum Seekers) and does each year litigate approximately 8 – 10 cases for asylum seekers who risk being sent out of Norway. This is a part of Wiersholm’s community involvement, in which we provide pro bono legal assistance in connection with judicial reviews of asylum cases which in NOAS’ and Wierholm’s opinion are of principal importance
Read more about NOAS here: NOAS
We also provide legal assistance and charity work outside our core business, for example through our corporate partnership agreement with Save the Children, concluded in December 2018. This collaboration includes pro bono advice, professional contributions to Save the Children, involvement in specific Save the Children projects, as well as a joint trainee programme and financial support.
Read more about Save the Children here: Save the Children
Wiersholm is proud to be the main partner of HumAk. HumAk is the Norwegian law students’ humanitarian campaign and this year it is 30 years since it was launched. Every other year, a fund-raising campaign is held for a specific cause. The 2020 cause was “Courtrooms on wheels for children” in Malawi in collaboration with Save the Children. The 2022 cause is “Security under the law for children in Uganda” in collaboration with Hope for Justice Norway. A late summer festival concludes the campaign. Wiersholm’s partnership with HumAk means, among other things, that we contribute lecturers to the lectures held during HumAk week.
Read more about HumAm: HumAk
About 10 years ago, the Norwegian Crown Prince and the Crown Princess decided to change the foundation established in connection with their wedding in 2001. The new vision of the Foundation was; “The Crown Prince and Crown Princess’ Foundation shall strengthen young people’s sense of community; so that everyone feels they belong and can participate”. In connection with the restructuring and transformation of the Foundation, Wiersholm was engaged as the Foundation’s advisor, and since the conclusion of this engagement, Wiersholm has been a Pro Bono Partner for the Crown Prince and Crown Princess’ Foundation. The Foundation primarily focuses on young people who are at risk of being left on the outside of the community, and the Foundation therefore always collaborates with selected initiatives that aim to give young people new arenas on which to succeed. These have been projects such as:
Projects supported in 2019 are:
Read more about the fund here: Kronprinsparets Fond