To celebrate National Pro Bono Day 2024, we spoke to the CEOs of Australia’s independent pro bono referral organisations about how they use the power of pro bono to change lives.

These organisations connect individuals and not-for-profit organisations in need of legal help with pro bono lawyers who are able to assist them. They also provide direct legal assistance in the form of clinics and self-representation services, run health justice partnerships, advocate for law reform, and offer training and community legal education.

Read on for more about the important work of these organisations and the people that lead them:

  • Justice Connect: Chris Povey, CEO
  • JusticeNet SA: Rebecca Plummer, CEO & Principal Solicitor
  • Law Access: Alana Dowley, CEO
  • LawRight: Linda Macpherson & Karen Dyhrberg, Co-CEOs.

Justice Connect

Chris Povey

JusticeNet SA

Rebecca Plummer

Law Access WA

Alana Dowley