Pro Bono beyond law: encouraging pro bono among engineers

The pro bono ethic that is so central to the legal profession is beginning to take root in other professions. The Centre’s Head of Policy & Strategy, Gabriela Christian-Hare, spoke recently at a think tank organised by Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and Engineers Australia. Read EWB’s reflections following the event.

Centres partners with UNSW Law on new Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession project on unbundling legal services

As part of UNSW Law and the Law Society of NSW’s Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession (FLIP) Stream, the Centre is excited to be working with Professor Michael Legg on a new project about the unbundling of legal services.

Law firm sponsorship via Good360 platform yields 39-fold return for CLCs: can your law firm give $500?

The Good360 platform allows CLCs to obtain thousands of dollars’ worth of goods for their clients and operations. All they need is a $500 sponsorship. Can your law firm or company sponsor one of these eight CLCs that are still hoping for a corporate sponsor?

Legal matches to meet pro bono needs

The advent of online legal matching services demonstrates how technology is transforming the practice of law. There are already a growing number of online initiatives pairing lawyers with employers and clients. It’s good for business – but what can it do for pro bono?

Legal assistance in the UK supports Grenfell victims

Here are our Top 2 picks of the articles that have been circulating on the topic of the legal assistance sector and the unity of the legal profession in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire in London.

Corrs wins award for involvement in innovative pro bono initiative by The Big Issue to raise $1.8bn over next 30 years for social and affordable housing

Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Corrs) has won the award for innovation in Social Responsibility in the recent 2017 Financial Times Asia Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards (the Awards). Working with long-term client, The Big Issue, the firm created a legal mechanism for ‘Homes for Homes’ – a newly launched initiative to tackle the lack of social and affordable housing in Australia. It is the first initiative of its kind in Australia.