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Applicant Criteria for Pro Bono Legal Service

Institution applicants:
  • Nongovernmental commonweal and charitable organizations that serve the poor, the vulnerable and the marginalized;
  • Civil societies, cultural and educational institutions and other nongovernmental organizations for the public interest (eligible according to the economic standards specified by Wider Center);
  • Social organizations that fail to obtain an effective representation in public interest litigations.

Individual applicants:
  • Any individual introduced by nongovernmental commonweal and charitable organizations or the organization of the community where he/she lives, whose family incomes are higher than the economic standards eligible for governmental legal assistance (namely, RMB 1,000 per family member per month) and lower than the average monthly per capita wage of workers in the previous year in Shenzhen;
  • Any individual who fails to obtain an effective representation in any public interest litigation。