ProBono India
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Welcome to ProBono India


India’s First Platform Integrating Legal Aid & Awareness Initiatives


Society and Law both are interlinked area of study. We cannot imagine a society without law/rules/regulations. There are various problems in the society and to handle those situations effectively we need proper laws. Law plays very crucial role in social transformation in any country. Looking at various problems in the society, many laws have been enacted to cope up with the variety of situations. There are various laws but many are not aware about those. To address this situation we need legal awareness activities in the society. On the other side there are some marginalised people who cannot afford to hire a lawyer for legal advice or filing a case. Legal Aid service is needed to serve these kind of people. Many institutions/organizations have been set up which are engaged in various legal aid/awareness activities, some of these activities are highlighted in different way through different mediums but some don’t come into the limelight.


Looking at these situations ProBono India has been established. ProBono India is mentored by N S Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore


What wedo

We provide legal aid to needy people.
We conduct legal awareness activities on various socio-legal issues.
We do research on various socio-legal issues.

We integrate & disseminate legal aid and awareness initiatives.
We keep track on various socio-legal issues and intervene by approaching different fora.
We believe in legal activism by way of filing complaints, petitions, RTI applications.


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Integration of ProBono Legal Initiatives

There are thousands of laws in India touching various aspects. Many are not aware about some crucial laws which they are supposed to know. To cope up this situation many organizations have come up in India by way of conducting legal aid and legal awareness activities. Different organizations are working on different legal aid and legal awareness issues. There is a need of common platform which integrate these all initiatives. ProBono India has been set up to address this issue for the benefit of public at large.

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What people say about ProBono India

I am happy to note that Pro Bono India initiative intends to build the gap between the law and society. The interaction between law and society is very much essential as law is a social functionary. Social interactions and initiates have influenced the law making process in India. The Nirbhaya Act, Amendment to Information Technology Act, Copyright Act have been result of law and society interaction in the recent past. In this regard I wish and hope that Pro Bono initiatives would add much required fuel for smoothing the effective functioning of law in the society.
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Dr. Sreenivasulu N.S
Professor - West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences
Institutionalizing pro bono lawyering is a great service to the legal profession and society. I congratulate Mr. K.L. Gupta for this noble initiative and wish it all success.
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Anand Prakash Mishra
Deputy Director & Head of Admissions - Jindal Global Law School
Great Initiative !
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Dr. Venkata Ra0
Vice Chancellor - NLSIU, Bangalore
Indeed a great initiative. Best Wish to ProBono India.
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Dr. Samir Barua
Professor & Former Director - IIM Ahmedabad
This is excellent initiative. I wish ProBono India a grand success.
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Dr. J T Desai
Former Dean - Faculty of Law - VNSGU, Surat
Congratulations on this initiative. Truly Inspiring.
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Dr. Bala Balasubramanian
Adjunct Professor - IIMA & IIMB
I Knew Kalpesh since 2005 when he was in 3rd LL.B , I found him as a vibrant restless soul who always ready do something for the society and country. As I knew him , he faced numbers of difficulties when he put his bold opinion infront of any authority despite of all odds he continue his journey towards the right and welfare of the society. And that is the result and born of Pro-bono India. I Heartily congratulate Kalpesh for his brilliant efforts and wish all the success for the same. For any Good things , I am with you. Let the Good Make Noise. 
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Chintan Pathak
Techlawyer & Cyber Law Consultant

I sincerely commend the initiative of Pro Bono to spread awareness, not only about the legal rights of individuals, particularly from vulnerable sections of society, but also explain to them remedies available to them. Commitments of the Volunteers of Pro Bono needs to be supported in all possible manner as this will help deepening our democracy that will usher the change that we all wish to see.

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Prem Gera, IAS
MD - Gujarat Alkalies & Chemicals Ltd.
In India, doctors, teachers and advocates have been respected for their belonging to the noble-profession, wonder as to what makes them the part of this noble profession and what we mean by noble profession? When I try to search for reasons I encounter that these three professions are respected for their inherent intent of valuing humans and humanity. This is also This way, when I was told about ProBono, I felt that it is worth celebrating and to be a part of this academic movement.

I congratulate Team ProBono in general and Mr. Kumar in particular for the ProBono initiative. I am sure that it will carve a niche in educating many about valuing humanity though sacrifice and education.
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Prof Ravi Saxena
Assistant Professor - School of Law, NMIMS, Mumbai
I know Kalpesh from the time he was working in IIMA as academic associate. Right from that time, I noticed that he was a fairly committed to common good, and had been working hard in this regard. One notable endeavor in this regard is his attempt to make people understand the importance and modalities of Right to Information Act. He organized numerous seminars educating people on the benefits of the law. I understand that the purpose of ProBono is to educate people on the reasons behind why laws are enacted and how society is shaped based on such laws. This is definitely a commendable and much needed effort. Therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to wish Kalpesh the very best in making this a success. I have no doubt in my mind that we will be talking about this initiative in years to come.
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Dr. Vishwanath Pingali
Associate Professor - IIM Ahmedabad
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ProBono Legal Initiatives

  • Ahmedabad University
  • Ahmedabad Management Association
  • CAG
  • Charusat
  • Earth
  • Veer Narmad South Gujarat University
  • The Institute of Company Secretaries of India
  • National University of Study and Research in Law Ranchi

ProBono Associated With

  • GNLU
  • IIM-A
  • IIM-B
  • All India Management Association
  • Kamendu Joshi And Associates
  • Research Foundation for Governance
  • Skillfull India
  • Transparency International India