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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
New editions of the Manual and What Works launchedNew editions of the Manual and What Works launched

26 October 2016

On 26 October 2016, the Hon Justice Virginia Bell AC, launched the new editions of the Australian Pro Bono Centre’s two flagship publications:

The Manual is the leading Australian guide for law firms looking to establish, manage and develop their pro bono programs.

What Works aims to help those involved in providing, seeking and brokering pro bono legal assistance to develop successful pro bono partnerships.

Both publications can be purchased from LexisNexis®

Read more…

Lawyers reach pro bono Target for first time in 5 yearsLawyers reach pro bono Target for first time in 5 years

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.

Read more…

Australian Pro Bono NewsAustralian Pro Bono News: Sep 2016

Twenty Big Ideas on Pro Bono Lawyering by the Hon. Michael Kirby: Boring, Bold and Brave

In providing closing remarks at the Asia Pro Bono Forum, part of the Asia Pro Bono Exchange, The Hon Michael Kirby provided twenty big ideas on pro bono lawyering.

Click here for more stories from Issue 112 of Australian Pro Bono News, including:

  • Pro Bono Partnership Award Nominees announced
  • A report from the Asia Pro Bono Exchange
  • Resilience, creativity and collaborative work displayed at the National CLCs Conference 2016
  • Farewell Lucy Martin and welcome Sarah Kim

What’s New

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
New editions of the Manual and What Works launchedNew editions of the Manual and What Works launched

26 October 2016

On 26 October 2016, the Hon Justice Virginia Bell AC, launched the new editions of the Australian Pro Bono Centre’s two flagship publications:

The Manual is the leading Australian guide for law firms looking to establish, manage and develop their pro bono programs.

What Works aims to help those involved in providing, seeking and brokering pro bono legal assistance to develop successful pro bono partnerships.

Both publications can be purchased from LexisNexis®

Read more…

Lawyers reach pro bono Target for first time in 5 yearsLawyers reach pro bono Target for first time in 5 years

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.

Read more…

Australian Pro Bono NewsAustralian Pro Bono News: Sep 2016

Twenty Big Ideas on Pro Bono Lawyering by the Hon. Michael Kirby: Boring, Bold and Brave

In providing closing remarks at the Asia Pro Bono Forum, part of the Asia Pro Bono Exchange, The Hon Michael Kirby provided twenty big ideas on pro bono lawyering.

Click here for more stories from Issue 112 of Australian Pro Bono News, including:

  • Pro Bono Partnership Award Nominees announced
  • A report from the Asia Pro Bono Exchange
  • Resilience, creativity and collaborative work displayed at the National CLCs Conference 2016
  • Farewell Lucy Martin and welcome Sarah Kim

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