The National Law Firm Pro Bono Survey is a biennial survey of Australian firms with 50 or more full-time equivalent lawyers. The Survey was first conducted in 2008. The most recent Survey was conducted in 2014, with a new Survey due in mid 2016.
Through the Survey, the Centre has been able to build a detailed picture of the pro bono programs of Australia’s largest firms.
The data collected through the Survey covers topics such as:
the amount of pro bono legal work undertaken by firms, including the average hours of pro bono per lawyer per year;
the areas of law in which most requests for pro bono legal assistance are received;
the sources of pro bono legal work (including pro bono referral schemes & organisations and community legal centres);
the level of participation in pro bono programs within firms;
the ways in which pro bono legal work is organised and coordinated;
issues which impact on pro bono programs, such as management support;