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Global Pro Bono Program of the Year, Single Jurisdiction: Legal Assistance to Sierra Leone

The American Lawyer


Though the recent history of the West African nation of Sierra Leone has been characterized by coups, counter-coups, and a brutal civil war between 1991 and 2001, the country has made considerable progress since that conflict ended. And beginning in 2011, Sierra Leone's still-nascent democratic government has had the pro bono assistance of one of the world's largest law firms, Herbert Smith Freehills.

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