|ASIC||Australian Securities and Investments Commission|
|Australian Pro Bono Manual||Australian Pro Bono Centre, Australian Pro Bono Manual (3rd edition), LexisNexis, Sydney, 2016. See also the Centre’s website: http://probonocentre.org.au/aus-pro-bono-manual/|
|CBP||Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers|
|Centre||The Australian Pro Bono Centre|
|CLC||community legal centre|
|CLE||community legal education|
|CLSD||Cooperative Legal Service Delivery|
|community legal centre||independent, not-for-profit community-based organisation that exists to provide free legal services to the community, with a focus on economically and socially disadvantaged people who have the least access to justice|
|community service program||a program dedicated to community service other than pro bono legal service, such as a workplace giving program, or a charitable, volunteering or mentoring program|
|corporate social responsibility||The concept of corporate social responsibility is generally understood to mean that corporations have a degree of responsibility not only for the economic consequences of their activities, but also for the social and environmental implications.|
|CSD||collaborative service delivery|
|CSR||corporate social responsibility|
|ELC||Employment Law Centre of Western Australia|
|G+T||Gilbert + Tobin|
|health justice partnership||a collaboration between legal and health service providers to identify and address a client’s legal issues in the context of their health issues|
|HRLC||Human Rights Law Centre|
|HSF||Herbert Smith Freehills|
|IMCL||Inner Melbourne Community Legal|
|individual volunteer||for the purpose of this book, a person who has, as an individual, made a personal choice to provide their skills and experience to undertake pro bono legal work in their own time, and is distinguished from a lawyer participating in an organised pro bono program|
|international pro bono legal work||pro bono legal work focused outside of Australia, in response to both need and disadvantage within a recipient country|
|K&WM||King & Wood Mallesons|
|large law firm||For the purpose of this book, a large law firm is one with between 450 and 1,000 full-time equivalent lawyers. This corresponds with the `Group A’ firm grouping in the biennial National Law Firm Pro Bono Survey of Australian firms with fifty or more lawyers (December 2014).1|
|LCCLC||Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre|
|Manual||see Australian Pro Bono Manual|
|mid-sized law firm||For the purpose of this book, a mid-sized law firm is one with between 50 and 350 full-time equivalent lawyers. This corresponds with the `Group B’ and `Group C’ firm groupings in the Fourth National Law Firm Pro Bono Survey of Australian firms with fifty or more lawyers (December 2014).2|
|MOU||memorandum of understanding|
|National Law Firm Directory||an online guide to Australian law firms with well-developed pro bono practices, developed by the Centre to facilitate pro bono referrals3|
|National Law Firm Pro Bono Survey||the Centre’s biennial National Law Firm Pro Bono Survey of Australian firms with fifty or more lawyers|
|National Pro Bono Aspirational Target||a voluntary target of at least 35 hours of pro bono work per lawyer per year4|
|NCYLC||National Children’s and Youth Law Centre|
|not-for-profit organisation||A not-for-profit organisation (NFP) is one that does not operate for the profit, personal gain or other benefit of particular people (see `What is a not-for-profit’ at the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission website).5|
|PBRO||Pro bono referral schemes and organisations|
|pro bono legal services||For the purpose of this book, and for the purpose of the National Pro Bono Aspirational Target, pro bono legal services is time spent by lawyers (including law graduates not yet admitted to practice):
The following is not regarded as pro bono work for the purposes of this resource:
|pro bono legal work||See pro bono legal services|
|pro bono service provider||See pro bono provider|
|regional area||a regional city or large town that is outside of the state capital, but is a large centre in its own right. Examples are Mount Gambier, Albany, Alice Springs, Mount Isa, Burnie, Geelong, Wollongong and Queanbeyan.|
|pro bono lawyer||a lawyer (whether acting as an employee of a firm, or as an individual volunteer) or a barrister providing pro bono legal services|
|pro bono referral schemes and organisations||Pro bono referral schemes and organisations facilitate the efficient provision of pro bono legal services by acting as an intermediary between people or organisations in need of legal assistance and the lawyers willing to assist.
Pro bono referral organisations are generally6 membership-based (for example Justice Connect, JusticeNet SA and QPILCH). In other jurisdictions, these organisations are also referred to as pro bono clearing houses (for example, PILnet’s Global Pro Bono Clearinghouse).
Pro bono referral schemes are not membership based and in Australia are run by law societies or other organisations (for example, the Cancer Council).
|pro bono provider||an individual or organisation providing pro bono legal services, and may include law firms, in-house/corporate legal departments, government lawyers, individual solicitors and barristers|
|QPILCH||Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House|
|regional area||a regional city or large town that is outside the State capital, but is a large centre in its own right.|
|remote area||an area far from the nearest regional centre or small town, which may be difficult as well as time-consuming to reach from the nearest population centre by road|
|RRR||regional, rural and remote|
|rural area||either in a small town that is dependent on rural industries, or is outside of such a town|
|small law firm||For the purpose of this book, a small law firm is one with fewer than 50 full-time equivalent lawyers.|
|Target||see National Pro Bono Aspirational Target|
2 Above n 1. probonocentre.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/4th_National_Law_Firm_Pro_Bono_Survey_2014_Final_Report.pdf.
4 See the Centre’s website at www.probonocentre.org.au.
5 http://www.acnc.gov.au/ACNC/Register_my_charity/Who_can_register/What_is_NFP/ACNC/Reg/NFP.aspx?hPro key=0c89fa5a-38dc-49af-b7aa-e8a6515fe8b1.
6 With the exception of Law Access Ltd.