ExpertsDirect Pro Bono is a new service just launched for lawyers that aims to put them in touch with experts in a myriad of fields who are prepared to offer their services for free or at low cost in matters where the lawyer is acting on a pro bono basis.
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It was fitting that the 2018 Asia Pro Bono Conference was held in Hong Kong on 25-27 October 2018, where the legal profession has been working hard in recent years seeking to advance and develop the pro bono activity of its lawyers.
Articles of interest to the pro bono community that have been published since our last edition.
Meet our new Office Administrator, Natasha Rose, who left a high-flying career in experiential marketing to pursue a Master of Human Rights Law and Policy. Natasha has lived and studied in Mexico, interned at the Red Cross, and is now hard at work pursuing her passion for improving access to justice for society’s most vulnerable.
At 75, Lynn Flanagan is proving a dynamo volunteer at Hunter CLC. We caught up with Lynn to chat about her work, motivation and what life is like as a mature-age student!
On 1 November 2018 the Centre’s Head of Policy & Strategy, Gabriela Christian-Hare, participated in a panel discussion on measuring impact and story-telling at the Australian Pro Bono & Skilled Volunteering Summit at Westpac in Sydney.
To mark 100 years of women in law in Australia, we asked three inspirational women legal practitioners – Leah Cameron, Nicky Friedman, Geetha Nair, and Hannah Rose – ‘what needs to change in the legal profession so that more women can thrive professionally and personally?’
Ella Alexander, Pro Bono Senior Associate at Makinson d’Apice Lawyers, shares her experience of pro bono lawyering on the front line of the refugee crisis on the Greek Island of Lesvos, where over 11,000 asylum seekers are stranded awaiting the outcome of their applications for refugee status.
The 11th October 2018 marks the release of the 11th Annual Performance Report on the National Pro Bono Target. The report shows that in the 2017-2018 financial year (FY2018) 12,051 Australian lawyers provided a total of 414,843 hours of pro bono legal services, 1.3% less than the 420,195 hours reported in FY2017. This equates to […]
The Commonwealth has just released their annual legal services expenditure report for 2016-2017 reporting total legal services expenditure of $825.51m (up 4.2%), and 502,619 hours of pro bono legal work done by reporting firms (down 9.5% on 2015-16 results).
The Commonwealth Government’s Legal Services Multi-Use List (LSMUL) of firms authorised to provide legal services to the Commonwealth ceased on 1 July 2018 and with it some of the conditions that formally encouraged firms to undertake pro bono legal work.
In early 2017, the Law Council of Australia embarked on a national, comprehensive review into the state of access to justice in Australia for people experiencing significant disadvantage.
We’re pleased to congratulate pro bono coordinators Rebecca Dominguez and Sara Lane on their much-deserved promotions.
Articles of interest to the pro bono community that have been published since our last edition. Click through to read any news article in full.
The Hon. Malcolm McCusker AC CVO QC recently took up the post of Company Director and Chairman of Law Access WA, a legal pro bono referral service connecting some of the most vulnerable people from all over Western Australia, who cannot afford legal assistance, with lawyers willing to assist on a pro bono basis. We spoke to Mr. McCusker about his new role at Law Access WA and his experience of pro bono legal work.
Walking up to 23 km a day through the central Australian desert may seem an unusual way of supporting access to justice, but one pro bono project has done exactly that, proving along the way that thinking outside the square can deliver multiple benefits for the client group, the working relationship and the delivery of legal services.
On 22 August 2018, the Australian Pro Bono Centre (Centre) and Law Society of NSW hosted a forum to engage and support in-house corporate lawyers to do pro bono legal work.
The Sixth Biennial National Law Firm Pro Bono Survey 2018 provides a snapshot of the ‘pro bono landscape’ of law firms in Australia with 50 or more lawyers. The information collected is compared to data from previous National Law Firm Pro Bono Surveys to provide a longitudinal study of the pro bono legal work carried […]
MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday 1 August 2018 REVIEW OF COMMUNITY LEGAL CENTRES RECOGNISES IMPORTANCE OF RESOURCING TO LEVERAGE PRO BONO SUPPORT The Australian Pro Bono Centre welcomes the announcement today by the NSW Government of new funding for Community Legal Centres (CLCs) in NSW based on the recommendations of the 2017 Review of NSW Community Legal […]
The final report of the tenth anniversary review of the National Pro Bono Target (as it will now be called) was released last week concluding a year-long consultation process with members of the Target signatory community. Changes to the Target took effect on 1 July 2018.