The incarceration rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders is a national disgrace – what can pro bono lawyers do?

The ALRC Report Pathways to Justice – Inquiry into the Incarceration Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders makes a series of recommendations on how to tackle what is a national disgrace. Lawyers who do pro bono work are motivated to further social justice and address unmet legal need. So what can we do?

The answer is: more than you might think.

How are you celebrating National Pro Bono Day 2018?

National Pro Bono Day is just four short weeks away on Tuesday 15 May, the second Tuesday of Law Week. If you’re in Queensland, South Australia or Western Australia, get along to these Walks to raise funds for your state’s pro bono clearing house.

Q&A with Davyd Wong of the Hong Kong Conference Organising Committee for the Asia Pro Bono Conference

We spoke to expat Davyd Wong, Chair of the Hong Kong Conference Local Organising Committee and in-house counsel at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, about pro bono in Hong Kong and this year’s Asia Pro Bono Conference.

Law firm sponsorship via Good360 platform yields 39-fold return for CLCs: can your law firm give $500?

The Good360 platform allows CLCs to obtain thousands of dollars’ worth of goods for their clients and operations. All they need is a $500 sponsorship. Can your law firm or company sponsor one of these eight CLCs that are still hoping for a corporate sponsor?

1,375 hours of pro bono performed under the Centre’s PI scheme

Corporate, government and volunteer lawyers performed 1,375 hours of pro bono legal work under the Centre’s National PI Insurance Scheme in the second half of 2017. The hours were performed by 108 lawyers and 8 paralegals involved in 72 projects. In this article, we highlight the work of the Multicultural Services Centre of Western Australia.

Meet our Semester 1, 2018 interns!

Emma Ting and Joyce Cheung are final-year law students at UNSW and they’re our interns this semester! Meet them here.

Pro Bono in the News – March 2018

A list of articles of interest to the pro bono community that have been published since our last edition.