Commonwealth Legal Service Expenditure Report 2015-16 shows 35% rise in pro bono

In the Commonwealth Legal Service Expenditure Report 2015-16, 107 law firms reported undertaking 555,224 hours of pro bono work, up from 410,652 in 2014-15.

Profile: Sheldon Krantz, keynote speaker at the forthcoming National Access to Justice & Pro Bono Conference to be held in in Adelaide on March 23/24

Prof Sheldon Krantz, founder of DLA Piper’s New Perimeter, has devoted much of his career to developing models of pro bono that improve access to justice.

The last of the PILCHs makes LawRight

The Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House (QPILCH)’s new name ‘LawRight’ was launched on 15 February 2017 at the Banco Court in Brisbane.

Uptake of volunteer practising certificates continues to rise

The Centre’s recent research indicates that for the first time the number of volunteer practising certificates issued across Australia last year exceeded 500. These facilitate retired and career-break lawyers to undertake pro bono work.

Results of the Australian Pro Bono News evaluation quiz

The results of the Centre’s evaluation of the Australian Pro Bono News demonstrate strong support for the current content and format, and present opportunities for further growth.

The Centre’s new intern: Lesley Ng

We are pleased to welcome Lesley Ng to the Centre as our new UNSW social justice intern.

By the Book: Highlighting content from the new editions of the Manual and What Works

Each month in ‘By the Book’, we highlight content from the new editions of the Centre’s flagship publications. In this instalment we highlight Part 4 – Frequently Asked Questions from the Australian Pro Bono Manual.

PRO BONO IN THE NEWS: December 2016 – February 2017

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.