The PILS Project is an independent organisation established in May 2009 which seeks to advance human rights and equality in Northern Ireland through the use of and support for public interest litigation.
Public interest litigation is defined as the use of litigation, or legal action, which seeks to advance the cause of minority or disadvantaged groups or individuals, or which raises issues of broad public concern.
Put simply, it is a way of using the law to create and sustain social change for the most vulnerable in our society by pursuing litigation that can have an impact beyond one individual; litigation that will have a knock on effect to protect and promote the rights of a wide number of disadvantaged of people or groups.
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PILS Project and LSP joint seminar
The PILS Project and LSP held a joint seminar on Wednesday, 17 October 2012at Inn of Court, Royal Courts of Justice entitled "Getting involved in Pro Bono Litigation: Opportunities in Northern Ireland".
The seminar, which was attended by over 45 from the legal profession, was aimed at solicitors and barristers who are interested in pro bono work and covered a number of issues, including: