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ONE MILLION HOURS

The One Million Hours Pledge

A group of organisations within the legal industry have come together to create the One Million Hours pledge. We are seeking to raise One Million Hours of intellectual capital, pledging time to support projects with the common purpose of helping adapt the planet, arrest climate change and reduce biodiversity loss.

These hours could be used working with NGOs, charities, governmental bodies, academic institution, and international organisation. It is not just lawyers that can help to achieve this. We can draw on the other skills that professional services firms have, such as data capability, technology capability, PR capability, and administrative capability. Law firms, in-house teams and professional services organisations have a tremendous amount of wide-ranging intellectual capital.

Those within the legal industry are in a position of influence. We can use this influence to collaborate and to work on projects together which make a meaningful difference.

TIME TO ACT

Let’s pool the intellectual capital of the entire legal industry for the common purpose of stopping climate change and preventing biodiversity loss

TIME TO UNITE

Let’s draw together the skills, knowledge, and scale of the legal sector from law firms, in-house legal teams, academia, technology services, communications, creative services, and all other industry bodies.

TIME IS IMPACT

Let’s enhance our collective impact by collaborating on projects with a shared purpose.

“Our precious planet is in a world of pain, and now is the time for the legal profession to come to its aid, and come together, by generating One Million Hours of Intellectual Capital to help adapt the planet, arrest climate change and reduce biodiversity loss. There is no greater need.”

Alastair Morrison, Founder

TIME TO ACT

How to get involved

Whether you have hours to offer or a project that needs support the time to act is now. Here are 4 ways you can help:

1. Offer your skills

One Million Hours welcomes skills from across the industry:

Skills we need

One Million Hours welcomes skills from across the industry:

Legal
Project Management
Finance
Marketing
PR
Communications
Event management
Fundraising
Administrative
Tech & IT
Web design
Media and broadcasting

2. Active Projects

Does your firm have any appropriate ongoing projects or pro bono matters that OMH can work on?

3. Collaboration

No one person or industry can solve the climate crisis that’s why we need collaboration Projects can span industry sectors or be collaborations between clients and law firms. Get in touch to find out more

4. Clients

Are your clients working to accelerate the transition to a net zero world? Do they have climate change projects they are leading with NGOS – these can qualify for one million hours too

Your Skills

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TIME TO ACT

How to get involved

Your Skills

Share Your Skills

Your Skills

Share Your projects

Your Skills

Collaborate With US

Your Skills

Guide Your Clients

Whether you have hours to offer or a project that needs support the time to act is now.

Here are 4 ways you can help:

1. Offer Your Skills

One Million Hours welcomes skills from across the industry:

List of skills

One Million Hours welcomes skills from across the industry:

Legal
Project Management
Finance
Marketing
PR
Communications
Event management
Fundraising
Administrative
Tech & IT
Web design
Media and broadcasting

2. Active Projects

Does your firm have any appropriate ongoing projects or pro bono matters that OMH can work on?

3. Collaboration

No one person or industry can solve the climate crisis that’s why we need collaboration Projects can span industry sectors or be collaborations between clients and law firms. Get in touch to find out more

4. Client

Are your clients working to accelerate the transition to a net zero world? Do they have climate change projects they are leading with NGOS – these can qualify for one million hours too

Time is impact

What sort of projects will
One Million Hours support?

We have four core principles that will apply to projects:

Principle 1

The project has the purpose of addressing climate change and/or biodiversity loss.

Principle 2

The project deploys the ‘Intellectual Capital’ of the donors of hours.

Principle 3

All time spent providing Pro Bono work or Skilled Volunteering will be provided at no cost to the recipient.

Principle 4

Pro Bono work will be for Qualifying Clients as defined in the Trust Law Index of Pro Bono.

The list is endless and there is no limit to our donors, and project teams, creativity and resourcefulness.  Working together to co-create and run projects that address climate change and biodiversity loss will lead to hundreds of different projects around the world.

To get you thinking here are a few examples of some of the projects that might emerge from One Million Hours

Time is impact

READY TO COMMIT..

The One Million Hours seeks to pool the entire industry’s intellectual capital to work on a growing number of projects which share the purpose of stopping climate change and biodiversity loss.

HOURS TO DONATE
SUBMIT A PROJECT

Pledge your organisation's hours

 

Donations of time are welcome from all organisations in the legal sector - and not just from lawyers. We welcome commitments for all personnel within in-house legal teams, law firms, academia, law companies, legal tech providers, industry marketing and PR agencies, and all other facets of the industry.

By submitting your email you agree to be contacted by One Million Hours. 

Submit your project

Please use this form to let us know if you have a project or idea that needs hours, and someone from the One Million Hours team will be right back to you

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