Volunteer practising certificates allow career break and retired Australian legal practitioners, who do not hold another category of practising certificate, to use their considerable experience and skills to undertake pro bono legal work.
… introduce free practising certificates for retired or career break lawyers limited to the provision of pro bono services either through a community legal centre or a project approved by the National Pro Bono Resource Centre [now the Australian Pro Bono Centre].
Free volunteer practising certificates are available in:
New South Wales;
Western Australia; and
the Australian Capital Territory.
Contact your local Law Society for further information about obtaining a volunteer practising certificate.
For further information on volunteer practising certificates please see: