Pro Bono Legal Work:
A guide for government lawyers

We’ve created this free resource especially for in-house government lawyers, to equip you for pro bono legal work.

Example policies are available below.

“The value of pro bono legal work in promoting access to justice for the disadvantaged in the community, addressing issues of public interest and supporting charitable organisations is beyond dispute. Pro bono work also provides opportunities for government lawyers, through professional development, enhancing skills and broadening experience.”

Elizabeth Carroll
Chief Legal Counsel, IP Australia
Vice President, ACT Law Society
Chair, Australian Government Legal Network (2015-2019)

Example Pro Bono Policies

The Guide contains two appendices, which are available as separate PDF documents.

Appendix A: Attorney-General’s Department – ‘Guidance Note – AGD Lawyers and Pro Bono Legal Work’

Appendix B: Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office Pro Bono Policy

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