Pro Bono Resources
Australian Pro Bono
A ‘how to’ and ‘best practice’ guide on establishing and operating a pro bono program within a law firm.
Pro Bono Legal Work: A guide for government lawyers
We’ve created this free resource especially for government lawyers, to equip you for pro bono legal work. Appendices include two examples of Pro Bono Policies.
What is Best Practice in Pro Bono?
Guide to best practice in the provision of pro bono legal services by large and mid-size law firms in Australia. The guide is supported by examples of best practice from individual firms and also quantitative data so as to provide benchmarks and to illustrate the Australian context.
Measuring Impact Hub: Evaluation & Theory of Change
We created the Measuring Impact Hub to equip all members of the pro bono community with tools and resources to measure the impact of pro bono work that is undertaken. Th hub contains useful links to materials about Evaluation Tools and Theory of Change.
Sourcing Pro Bono Opportunities Initiative
Click here for resources to help source potential pro bono opportunities according to specialisation, location, type of work and availability of culture competence or trauma informed training.
Pro Bono Guide for Individual Lawyers
This guide lists a wide range of opportunities available to lawyers wishing to donate pro bono time in a personal capacity.
Pro Bono Partnerships & Models: A Practical Guide to What Works
The Manual’s companion publication contains practical information on what works well in collaborative pro bono projects, provides tips and case studies on how to attract pro bono partners and maintain effective partnerships. A second edition of What Works was released in October 2016.
Pro Bono Legal Work: A guide for in-house corporate lawyers
We’ve created this free resource especially for in-house corporate lawyers, to equip you for pro bono legal work. Appendices include precedents that can be modified to suit your needs.
For use by corporations in the engagement of law firms
View the Template Pro Bono Questions for Use by Corporations in the Engagement of Law Firms.
Reports on the National Pro Bono Target
The National Pro Bono Target is a voluntary and aspirational target of at least 35 hours of pro bono legal services per lawyer per year that can be signed up to by law firms, incorporated legal practices, individual solicitors, individual barristers; and barristers’ chambers.
See various other resources including articles, guides, and speeches.
Climate Portal + Guide: Our Climate Initiative
This guide illustrates the many different ways that lawyers can undertake pro bono work to tackle the global climate crisis.
Student Pro Bono Guide
Find out how you can volunteer as a law student and participate in pro bono legal work after graduation.
Client management and self-care - a guide for pro bono lawyers
The Guide has had substantial input from the legal assistance sector, other law firms and experts in mental health. It is designed to be tailored by firms to meet training requirements for lawyers participating in pro bono work, and adapted for broader implementation across the legal assistance sector.
National Law Firm Pro Bono Survey Reports
Reports on the Centre’s biennial National Law Firm Survey of Australian law firms with 50 or more full-time equivalent lawyers. The Centre conducts the survey in order to develop a longitudinal picture of the pro bono legal work of large law firms.
News, Media and Events
The Centre’s key news publications, podcasts and videos, media releases, and more.
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