Of the 42 respondents to the Fourth National Law Firm Pro Bono Survey of Australian firms with 50 or more lawyers, only five (12%) regularly rotated their graduates through their formal pro bono practices, including two of the eight firms in Australia with 450 or more lawyers.
Eight firms (20%) “sometimes” did so, depending on the size of their graduate intake, capacity and other factors. This included one firm with 450 or more lawyers.
Eighteen firms (44%) (including the other five firms with 450 or more lawyers) “do not regularly” rotate graduates though their pro bono practice. A further ten firms (24%) indicated that the question was “not applicable”, as they did not have a formal pro bono practice and/or graduate program.
For more information, please refer to page 52 of the Fourth National Law Firm Pro Bono Survey of Australian firms with fifty or more lawyers. For all individual response refer to pages 86.