One thousand members of the legal community raised over $97,000 in the Queensland Legal Walk on Tuesday 15 May (National Pro Bono Day) as part of Law Week. Events were held in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville, Toowoomba, Mackay, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.
The annual event is hosted by LawRight and was well supported by the judiciary, the private profession and barristers, DJAG, Legal Aid Queensland, QLS, the Bar Association of Queensland and district legal associations, along with CLCs from across the state.
The Walk raises money for LawRight services and for the Disbursement Fund, which helps clients of pro bono lawyers and CLCs to cover the disbursements associated with their legal matter.
The Walk in Brisbane was led by the President of the Court of Appeal, the Hon. Walter Sofronoff QC and the Hon. Yvette D’Ath MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills.