The fourth edition of The Australian Pro Bono Manual: A practice guide and resource for law firms is the result of the contributions of many individuals and organisations. The Centre particularly wishes to express its gratitude to the Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG for generously drafting the Foreword.
The Manual has been compiled and edited, and has benefited from the written contributions of the following staff of the Centre: Alice Rolls (Head of Policy & Strategy), Ying Yi Lim (Lawyer and Secondee from Norton Rose Fulbright), and Gloria Deng (Operations and Communications Officer). The Centre thanks Alice, Ying Yi and Gloria for their contributions to the fourth edition of the Manual.
The Centre also acknowledges those who contributed to the earlier editions of the Manual, including the Victoria Law Foundation and pro bono coordinators from numerous firms. We are particularly grateful for the support of LexisNexis in the publication of previous hard copy versions of the Manual.
The following organisations and individuals participated in consultations, authored chapters, provided feedback on drafts and made numerous other invaluable contributions to the fourth edition of the Manual. The Centre wishes to thank all those who contributed for their generosity and time.
Allens Nicky Friedman (Director of Community Engagement and Head of Pro Bono)
Arnold Bloch Leibler Peter Seidel (Partner)
Ashurst Trent Wallace (First Nations Lead and solicitor)
Baker McKenzie Kate Gillingham (Pro Bono Partner)
Colin Biggers & Paisley Tamara Sims (Head of Pro Bono and Responsible Business)
Community Legal Centres NSW Zachary Armytage (Aboriginal Legal Access Program Coordinator)
Corrs Chambers Westgarth Phoebe Wynn Pope (Head of Pro Bono)
Clayton Utz David Hillard (Pro Bono Partner) and Jessica Morath (Pro Bono Partner)
DLA Piper Nicolas Patrick (Partner, Pro Bono and Responsible Business)
Equality Lawyers Natalie Wade (Founder and Principal Lawyer)
First Person Consulting Matt Healey (Director, Senior Consultant) and Mallory Notting (Senior Consultant)
Genesis Capital Chris Yoo (Partner)
Gilchrist Connell Jilly Field (Principal)
Hall & Wilcox Nathan Kennedy (Partner, Head of Pro Bono & Community)
Herbert Smith Freehills Brooke Massender (Partner, Global Head of Pro Bono) and Bianca Janovic (Pro Bono Counsel)
Holding Redlich Guy Donovan (National Pro Bono Manager)
HopgoodGanim Lawyers Leanne Collingburn (Head of Pro Bono)
HWL Ebsworth Karen Keogh (Partner)
Lander & Rogers Lawyers Joanna Renkin (Partner, Pro Bono and Community Support)
Lavan Garth Tinsley (Special Counsel)
Legal Aid NSW Dana Beiglari (Senior Solicitor), Katie Kelso (Deputy Director Family Law Legal Aid NSW) and Stephen Lasker (Criminal Law Regional Program Coordinator)
MinterEllison Keith Rovers (Partner)
Norton Rose Fulbright Chris Owen (Partner, Pro Bono)
Prisma Legal Fotini Kypraios (Founder Principal Lawyer) and Dimitra Kypraios (Lawyer)
Sparke Helmore Lawyers Georgia Murphy-Haste (Associate, Pro Bono Legal Programs Manager) and Morgan Long (Pro Bono Operations Manager)