Colin Biggers & Paisley has awarded its inaugural Access To Justice Prize (#A2JPrize) to Camille Boileau for her essay Crowdsourcing pro-bono legal work: Innovating through collaborative communities. The essay focuses on crowdsourcing and its potential as an innovative, effective and efficient method of facilitating pro bono legal work, as well as the challenges involved.
The Access to Justice Prize was developed as a way of engendering discussion between law students and graduates about access to justice issues in Australia, and of finding creative and innovative ways for commercial law firms to respond through pro bono initiatives. Applicants were asked to submit a 1,000 word essay on new and innovative ways in which lawyers and law firms might help to address unmet legal need through pro bono legal work.
The judging panel, which included the Centre’s John Corker, assessed fifty applications and selected six finalists. The Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation has awarded Camille a cash prize of $3,000 and a six to eight week paid internship at Colin Biggers & Paisley in the Responsible Business group.
The Centre congratulates Camille, the finalists and the other applicants and commends their efforts.