“Pro bono” comes from the Latin phrase “pro bono publico” which means “for the public good”. In the legal context it generally means the provision of legal services on a free or significantly reduced fee basis.
For more information on pro bono and the Centre’s definition of “pro bono legal services” please visit Definition of pro bono.
History of pro bono in Australia
The growth of a structured approach to pro bono by the Australian legal profession is a relatively recent occurrence.
Click here to see the chronology of some key events that mark the history and development of the “pro bono movement” in Australia.