Conference papers and photos from the 5th National Access to Justice and Pro Bono Conference, held in Sydney in June, are now available.
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Only 12% of large law firms regularly rotate graduates through their formal pro bono practices, according to the most recent National Law Firm Pro Bono Survey of Australian firms with 50 or more lawyers.
Links to 40 stories of interest to the pro bono legal community that you may have missed. You can also stay up to date on the latest pro bono news by following the Centre’s Twitter feed @AusPBC.
On 17 June 2015 the National Pro Bono Resource Centre officially changed its name to the Australian Pro Bono Centre. The Centre’s new name and visual identity were launched by Phillip Cornwell at the 2015 National Access to Justice and Pro Bono Conference.
The 5th National Access to Justice and Pro Bono conference was held from 18-19 June in Sydney. The conference focused on the legacy of the Magna Carta on its 800th anniversary.
This was the question explored by a panel of pro bono leaders at the Pro Bono Pipeline session of the Conference chaired by the Centre’s Director, John Corker.
The results of the 2nd Annual Census of the CLC sector indicate a rise in the number of pro bono hours provided by firms though pro bono partnerships.
We farewell our Senior Policy Officer, Leanne Ho, who is leaving the Centre to join the pro bono team at Henry Davis York (HDY).
This month we caught up with Heidi Nash-Smith, Partner at Wotton + Kearney and winner of the Lawyers Weekly “Women in Law Pro Bono Award” in 2014, about the benefits and challenges of managing a pro bono practice in a smaller firm.
Respondents to the 2014 National Law Firm Survey reported 48.4 Full time Equivalent (‘FTE’) “dedicated pro bono lawyers” and 11.8 FTE other dedicated pro bono staff.
The best of the stories of interest to the pro bono legal community since our last issue. You can also stay up to date on the latest pro bono news by following the Centre’s Twitter feed – @AusPBC.