New editions of the Australian Pro Bono Manual and What Works launched

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.

Lawyers reach Aspirational Target for first time in 5 years

The National Pro Bono Aspirational Target has been reached by signatories, as a group, for the first time in 5 years.

A night of recognition for the leadership of women in pro bono

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.

Pro bono support of the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime

DLA Piper’s Catriona Martin shares her experience working with the Bali Process to identify regional strategies to provide refugees with work rights.

NSW Justice Awards deliver Pro Bono Partnership Award to small regional partnership

This year’s Pro Bono Partnership award was won by a small regional firm, Carter Ferguson, partnering with the Wollongong Women’s Information Service.

Victorian Access to Justice Review Released

The recently released Victorian Government’s Access to Justice Review makes seven important pro bono recommendations.

Law firm support sought to enable CLCs to access high quality recycled goods

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.

PRO BONO IN THE NEWS: September – October 2016

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.