As part of a coordinated response to mobilise resources, a number of organisations within the legal assistance sector (including Legal Aid NSW, Victorian Legal Aid, Justice Connect, CLCs NSW, the Law Society of NSW, the Law Institute of Victoria, the Victorian Federation of CLCs and the NSW and Victorian Bar Associations) have together developed a formalised process for volunteering pro bono legal support for those affected by the bushfires.
You can read more about the response, along with information for people seeking pro bono legal assistance, here.
As the international response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, the pro bono community is rapidly determining how it prepares and responds.
The Centre has developed some guidance on how pro bono lawyers can respond constructively to the crisis, which you can access here.
The Centre also produces the Weekly Round-Up, a weekly publication of top stories and updates relating to pro bono legal work, access to justice and the impact of COVID-19, which you can access here.