Nominations for the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW’s Justice Awards, including the Pro Bono Partnership Award sponsored by the Centre, close 5pm Thursday 30 June. The criteria for the award have been slightly changed this year to capture the increasing levels of innovation in the sector.
The Award is open to partnerships that comprise a private law firm, community organisation and/or community legal centre in NSW which have developed outstanding pro bono legal assistance relationship resulting in improved access to justice for disadvantaged people in the community.
The criteria, in order of importance, are:
- The nature of the partnership
For example, is it innovative in terms of the forms of assistance provided, the forms of training or the way the partners work together? Is it targeted at RRR communities? Or does it meet a legal need that would not otherwise have been met?
- The success of the partnership in delivering services to a particular community
To what extent has the partnership led to the better delivery of services to members of the community? <
- The duration of the partnership
How long has the partnership been in place?
Details of two referees should be included with written nominations. Anyone can nominate or be referees for projects, including those from within the participating organisations.
Nominations should include examples that demonstrate the impact of the partnership or how it has improved access to justice for disadvantaged people. You should describe what is outstanding and innovative about the partnership, and how it has been successful in delivering services to disadvantaged people.
For more information, please refer to the information brochure or contact the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW on 02 8227 3200 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.