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Pro-bono Service

Pro-bono matters is not limited to litigation and prison decongestion programs it also includes charitable programs; for example awareness campaigns, sensitization programs, Mediation, short video clips and articles educating the mass/ general public on their rights and existing laws and many more. Fama firm Pro-bono department key aim is diligently actualizing all pro-bono matters to the betterment of the society without limiting itself to the court rooms as it is the usual tradition.




Key Firm’s Experience

  • In the year 2019, the department handled seventeen cases (twenty people in all);

  1. Five persons were released unconditionally and the firm provided transport fare back home.

  2. One convicted fellow was released due to the firm paying his fine.

  3. Bail was secured for three awaiting trial detainees

  4. Facilitated the filing of charge for five accused persons

  5. Handling the trial of two accused persons.


  • The department entered into a sponsorship with Network of pro-bono Lawyers; the firm is assisting the network by handling some of their cases and financing same.

  • Base on a survey handled by the Network, Fama firm emerged as the law firm that handled the highest number of pro-bono matters for the year 2019.

  • The department was invited to the coalition of lawyers for press freedom workshop organized by Premium times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ).

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