The Australian Government Solicitor and the Centre are excited to announce a new position for a law graduate or junior lawyer with an interest in social justice, working for six months full-time on secondment from the AGS. Applications close 9 January 2017.
Eighteen mid-size firms have written an open letter to government highlighting the serious risks for pro bono provision if impending funding cuts to Community Legal Centres proceed.
Registrations are now open for the Sixth National Access to Justice and Pro Bono Conference. This Conference will be held in Adelaide on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 March 2017. Discount early bird registration closes on 21 January 2017.
The Hon. Martin Pakula, Attorney General of Victoria, John Corker, CEO of the Australian Pro Bono Centre, and Emma Dunlevie, Pro Bono Manager at Russell Kennedy recently discussed the pro bono conditions in the Victorian legal service panel arrangements at an event hosted in Melbourne by Russell Kennedy Lawyers.
The new Law Society of England & Wales’ Pro Bono Manual: A practical guide and resource kit for solicitors was launched recently during UK National Pro Bono Week. It is based on the Australian Pro Bono Manual.
A new workshop report from the Firm Business and Human Rights Peer Learning Process in the UK indicates that it is becoming increasingly difficult from a commercial standpoint for law firms not to build lawyers’ capabilities on business and human rights.
In this issue the Centre welcomes our new UNSW School of Law Social Justice summer intern, Alyce Kliese.
Each month in ‘By the Book’, we highlight content from the new editions of the Centre’s flagship publications. In this instalment we highlight Chapter 1.13 – Evaluation from the Australian Pro Bono Manual.
Links to 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.