10 October 2016
The Ninth Annual Performance Report on the National Pro Bono Aspirational Target was released today.
It reports that 11,185 Australian lawyers provided 402,216 hours of pro bono legal services in 2016FY. This equates to 223 lawyers working pro bono full-time for one year.
The 2016FY marks the first time since 20113 that, as a group, signatories to the Aspirational Target have met the Target of at least 35 hours per lawyer per year, reporting an average of 36 pro bono hours per lawyer. This represents an 8.3% increase on the pro bono hours reported in 2015FY.