The new editions of the Australian Pro Bono Manual and Pro bono partnerships and models – A practical guide to What Works, were launched by the Hon Justice Virginia Bell AC last week.
The National Pro Bono Aspirational Target has been reached by signatories, as a group, for the first time in 5 years.
Congratulations to all nominees for the Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award at the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards, and to the winner Sarah Morton-Ramwell from Ashurst, also recognised on the same night as one of the 100 Women of Influence 2016.
DLA Piper’s Catriona Martin shares her experience working with the Bali Process to identify regional strategies to provide refugees with work rights.
This year’s Pro Bono Partnership award was won by a small regional firm, Carter Ferguson, partnering with the Wollongong Women’s Information Service.
The recently released Victorian Government’s Access to Justice Review makes seven important pro bono recommendations.
A new national sponsorship program to benefit Community Legal Centres was launched in Sydney and Melbourne on 18 October 2016. Eight firms have joined the program but more are needed.
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.