The “ground breaking” Improving Educational Outcomes for Children with Disability in Victoria report was launched last Friday. Here’s how pro bono legal assistance from law firm Colin Biggers & Paisley contributed to this important work.
Gadens has a young and growing pro bono practice, a key component of which is a housing clinic with Moonee Valley Legal Service. This pro bono partnership began in 2016 when the firm’s Pro Bono Coordinator started talking with Moonee Valley about how they could work together.
The MinterEllison pro bono team in Melbourne has successfully protected a mother and her three children from the risk of homelessness. The firm’s Homeless Law team acted for a social housing tenant who was facing eviction because of breaches of a compliance order relating to her intellectually disabled son’s behaviour.
The Victorian Government has expressed support for nearly all of recommendations from the Victorian Access to Justice Review (the Review), commissioned by the Victorian Labor Government in 2015 and undertaken by the Department of Justice and Regulation.
The 2017 Walk for Justice was a great success. Despite a slight drop in numbers overall, the event has already raised a record $173,299 for LawRight, Law Access WA, Justice Connect and JusticeNet SA, up from $157,000 in 2016.