How lawyers can show support for Ukrainians

Our President I. Stephanie Boyce said:

“We condemn the actions of the Russian Federation, which are contrary to international law. There is no doubt that these actions pose a direct threat to the rule of law.

Read our full statement and make sure you comply with recent sanctions

Action by the legal profession

Consultancy project in Ukraine United Kingdom

Immigration lawyers have launched an advice service to provide free help and support to Ukrainians seeking refuge in the UK following the Russian invasion.

Learn more about the Ukraine Advice Project UK

If you are a qualified immigration lawyer and would like pro bono advice, email [email protected]

If you are a Ukrainian national seeking legal advice, email [email protected]

Ukrainian Alliance for Justice

Lawyers, law firms and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have formed a coalition offering legal expertise and support to the Ukrainian people, Ukrainian NGOs, civil society organizations and the Ukrainian government.

The group plans to focus on activities such as:

  • liability and lawsuits
  • collecting evidence and providing information
  • policy advice on refugees and asylum

The immediate focus is on practical assistance to Ukrainians on the ground and on key legal issues, such as immigration and preservation of evidence.

Learn more about Ukraine Justice Alliance

If you are a lawyer with relevant expertise (such as international criminal law) and would like to help, email [email protected]

Please note that this is a rapidly evolving field and the volunteer initiatives above are only those of which the Law Society is aware at the time of publication. There may be more that will be added in the future. The Law Society cannot comment on the operations of the above pro bono initiatives.