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National Pro Bono Aspirational Target
Australian Pro Bono News
National Law Firm Pro Bono Survey
National Pro Bono PI Insurance Scheme
Our Other Publications

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Australian Pro Bono NewsAustralian Pro Bono News: Feb 2017

Commonwealth Legal Service Expenditure Report 2015-16 shows 35% rise in pro bono

In the recently published Commonwealth Legal Service Expenditure Report 2015-16, 107 law firms reported undertaking a total of 555,224 hours of pro bono work for the year, up from 410,652 in 2014-15.

Click here for more stories from Issue 116 of Australian Pro Bono News, including:

  • Profile: Sheldon Krantz, keynote speaker at the forthcoming National Access to Justice & Pro Bono Conference
  • The last of the PILCHs makes LawRight: QPILCH changes its name
  • Uptake of volunteer practising certificates continues to rise
Australian Pro Bono NewsAustralian Pro Bono News: Dec 2016

Mid-size firms call on government to reverse impending funding cuts

Eighteen mid-size firms have written an open letter to government highlighting the serious risks for pro bono provision if impending funding cuts to Community Legal Centres proceed.

Click here for more stories from Issue 115 of Australian Pro Bono News, including:

  • Come work with us: New full-time secondee opportunity at the Centre
  • National Access to Justice and Pro Bono Conference to showcase innovation and collaboration
  • Forum on Victorian legal service panel arrangements discusses current issues
  • Launch of Law Society of England & Wales’ new Pro Bono Manual
Australian Government SolicitorPosition available: Policy Officer – AGS Secondee

13 December 2016

The Australian Government Solicitor and the Australian Pro Bono Centre are excited to announce a new position for a law graduate or junior lawyer with an interest in social justice.

The successful candidate will work full time at the Centre’s Sydney office in the Law Building at UNSW gaining knowledge about the remarkable pro bono legal work undertaken by Australian lawyers, and experience in advocacy and policy development.

This is a full time paid position for a 6 month period with opportunities for training and mentoring. Applications close 9 January 2017.

Read more…

Australian Pro Bono NewsAustralian Pro Bono News: Nov 2016

Queensland solicitors report 290,000 hours of pro bono work in 2015-2016

Four thousand solicitors in Queensland (out of a total of 11,000) reported doing 290,000 hours of pro bono work in the 2015-2016 year.

Click here for more stories from Issue 114 of Australian Pro Bono News, including:

  • Prof George Williams AO, Dean of the UNSW Faculty of Law, has spent a lifetime doing pro bono legal work
  • Launch of AusLSA’s 2016 Legal Sector Sustainability Insight Report
  • The Centre releases its Annual Report for 2015/2016
  • We ask for your feedback on Australian Pro Bono News
The Centre’s Annual Report 2015-2016 now availableThe Centre’s Annual Report 2015-2016 now available

23 November 2016

The Australian Pro Bono Centre’s Annual Report for the 2015-2016 financial year is now available.

You can view it online here.

A downloadable PDF version (7 MB) is also available.

Read more…

Australian Pro Bono NewsAustralian Pro Bono News: Oct 2016

New editions of the Australian Pro Bono Manual and What Works launched

The new editions of the Australian Pro Bono Manual and Pro bono partnerships and models – A practical guide to What Works, were launched by the Hon Justice Virginia Bell AC last week.

Click here for more stories from Issue 113 of Australian Pro Bono News, including:

  • Lawyers reach Aspirational Target for first time in 5 years
  • A night of recognition for the leadership of women in pro bono
  • Pro bono support of the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime

What’s New

Australian Pro Bono NewsAustralian Pro Bono News: Feb 2017

Commonwealth Legal Service Expenditure Report 2015-16 shows 35% rise in pro bono

In the recently published Commonwealth Legal Service Expenditure Report 2015-16, 107 law firms reported undertaking a total of 555,224 hours of pro bono work for the year, up from 410,652 in 2014-15.

Click here for more stories from Issue 116 of Australian Pro Bono News, including:

  • Profile: Sheldon Krantz, keynote speaker at the forthcoming National Access to Justice & Pro Bono Conference
  • The last of the PILCHs makes LawRight: QPILCH changes its name
  • Uptake of volunteer practising certificates continues to rise
Australian Pro Bono NewsAustralian Pro Bono News: Dec 2016

Mid-size firms call on government to reverse impending funding cuts

Eighteen mid-size firms have written an open letter to government highlighting the serious risks for pro bono provision if impending funding cuts to Community Legal Centres proceed.

Click here for more stories from Issue 115 of Australian Pro Bono News, including:

  • Come work with us: New full-time secondee opportunity at the Centre
  • National Access to Justice and Pro Bono Conference to showcase innovation and collaboration
  • Forum on Victorian legal service panel arrangements discusses current issues
  • Launch of Law Society of England & Wales’ new Pro Bono Manual
Australian Government SolicitorPosition available: Policy Officer – AGS Secondee

13 December 2016

The Australian Government Solicitor and the Australian Pro Bono Centre are excited to announce a new position for a law graduate or junior lawyer with an interest in social justice.

The successful candidate will work full time at the Centre’s Sydney office in the Law Building at UNSW gaining knowledge about the remarkable pro bono legal work undertaken by Australian lawyers, and experience in advocacy and policy development.

This is a full time paid position for a 6 month period with opportunities for training and mentoring. Applications close 9 January 2017.

Read more…

Australian Pro Bono NewsAustralian Pro Bono News: Nov 2016

Queensland solicitors report 290,000 hours of pro bono work in 2015-2016

Four thousand solicitors in Queensland (out of a total of 11,000) reported doing 290,000 hours of pro bono work in the 2015-2016 year.

Click here for more stories from Issue 114 of Australian Pro Bono News, including:

  • Prof George Williams AO, Dean of the UNSW Faculty of Law, has spent a lifetime doing pro bono legal work
  • Launch of AusLSA’s 2016 Legal Sector Sustainability Insight Report
  • The Centre releases its Annual Report for 2015/2016
  • We ask for your feedback on Australian Pro Bono News
The Centre’s Annual Report 2015-2016 now availableThe Centre’s Annual Report 2015-2016 now available

23 November 2016

The Australian Pro Bono Centre’s Annual Report for the 2015-2016 financial year is now available.

You can view it online here.

A downloadable PDF version (7 MB) is also available.

Read more…

Australian Pro Bono NewsAustralian Pro Bono News: Oct 2016

New editions of the Australian Pro Bono Manual and What Works launched

The new editions of the Australian Pro Bono Manual and Pro bono partnerships and models – A practical guide to What Works, were launched by the Hon Justice Virginia Bell AC last week.

Click here for more stories from Issue 113 of Australian Pro Bono News, including:

  • Lawyers reach Aspirational Target for first time in 5 years
  • A night of recognition for the leadership of women in pro bono
  • Pro bono support of the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime

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