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Introduction

Wider Pro Bono Legal Service Center


Shenzhen Futian Wider Pro Bono Center (hereinafter referred to as “Wider Center”), founded by public-spirited lawyers with self-raised funds, is a non-governmental non-profit entity dedicated to Pro Bono legal services. It was established with the approval of the Municipal Justice Bureau of Futian District of Shenzhen and by registration with the Civil Affairs Bureau of Futian District of Shenzhen on July 16, 2013.

The aims of Wider Center are to advocate the concepts regarding Pro Bono legal services and organize and assist legal professionals, mainly lawyers, to offer Pro Bono legal services to the vulnerable, the poor and the marginalized as well as commonweal and charitable organizations that help or represent the said groups.

Wider Center is committed to build a professional platform for nongovernmental legal aids, make full use of social resources and efforts to enable the disadvantaged to increasingly gain access to free legal services and function as an effective supplement to governmental legal services.