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Australian Pro Bono Manual
Pro Bono Partnerships and Models: a Practical Guide to What Works
National Pro Bono Aspirational Target
Australian Pro Bono News
National Law Firm Pro Bono Survey
National Pro Bono PI Insurance Scheme
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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
Australian Pro Bono NewsAustralian Pro Bono News: Aug 2016

‘Professional responsibility’ and ‘moral obligation’ are main reasons lawyers do pro bono

A new report from the UQ Pro Bono Centre finds that the top motivators for doing pro bono are a sense of moral obligation and of professional responsibility, among many findings.

Click here for more stories from Issue 111 of Australian Pro Bono News, including:

  • Pro Bono Legal Services in Regional, Rural and Remote Areas screened at NACLC Conference
  • The biennial National Law Firm Pro Bono Survey Report is coming
  • How Corrs Chambers Westgarth is developing new pro bono initiatives, including ‘low bono’
  • Over 9,000 hours of pro bono for Asylum Seekers in WA
Australian Pro Bono NewsAustralian Pro Bono News: June 2016

Pro bono leaders express concern about legal assistance sector funding

In an open letter in the Australian, ten leaders of pro bono practices at Australian law firms expressed concern that present and future funding of the legal assistance sector will adversely impact their ability to provide pro bono services.

Click here for more stories from Issue 110 of Australian Pro Bono News, including:

  • Mid-size and emerging pro bono practices development continues
  • Pro bono a key to health justice partnerships addressing elder abuse
  • Asia Pro Bono Exchange offers plenty
Lawyers to celebrate National Pro Bono Day on Tuesday 17 May 2016Centre says that Legal Aid Matters

17 June 2016

The Centre has written to the Commonwealth Attorney-General to support NACLC’s submission, which requests that the Commonwealth:

  • reverse the $34.83 million cut to CLCs over 2017-2020; and
  • implement the Productivity Commission’s recommendation for an immediate injection of $120 million per year additional funding into the legal assistance sector.

As always, the Centre noted that pro bono legal assistance can not be a substitute for government-funded legal assistance services.

Read more…

Australian Pro Bono NewsAustralian Pro Bono News: May 2016

What is Best Practice in Pro Bono? guide launched

On 5 May, at an event hosted by Ashurst in Sydney, the Centre launched its guide to best practice in the provision of pro bono legal services by large and mid-size law firms – What is Best Practice in Pro Bono.

Click here for more stories from Issue 109 of Australian Pro Bono News, including:

  • Commonwealth considering stronger measures to evaluate pro bono services
  • 2016 Walk for Justice raises $157,000
  • Former Afghani refugee now law graduate, migration assistant, paralegal, volunteer and interpreter
Lawyers to celebrate National Pro Bono Day on Tuesday 17 May 2016Lawyers to celebrate National Pro Bono Day on Tuesday 17 May 2016

12 May 2016

Lawyers across Australia will celebrate National Pro Bono Day on Tuesday, the second day of National Law Week.

This is a day to celebrate the recognition by Australian lawyers of their professional responsibility to help others who wouldn’t otherwise get access to legal assistance, and to tell the stories about the clients they have helped.

Walks for Justice that help support pro bono referral organisations will take place in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, and other events supporting access to justice will be held across the Australia

Read more…

What’s New

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
Australian Pro Bono NewsAustralian Pro Bono News: Aug 2016

‘Professional responsibility’ and ‘moral obligation’ are main reasons lawyers do pro bono

A new report from the UQ Pro Bono Centre finds that the top motivators for doing pro bono are a sense of moral obligation and of professional responsibility, among many findings.

Click here for more stories from Issue 111 of Australian Pro Bono News, including:

  • Pro Bono Legal Services in Regional, Rural and Remote Areas screened at NACLC Conference
  • The biennial National Law Firm Pro Bono Survey Report is coming
  • How Corrs Chambers Westgarth is developing new pro bono initiatives, including ‘low bono’
  • Over 9,000 hours of pro bono for Asylum Seekers in WA
Australian Pro Bono NewsAustralian Pro Bono News: June 2016

Pro bono leaders express concern about legal assistance sector funding

In an open letter in the Australian, ten leaders of pro bono practices at Australian law firms expressed concern that present and future funding of the legal assistance sector will adversely impact their ability to provide pro bono services.

Click here for more stories from Issue 110 of Australian Pro Bono News, including:

  • Mid-size and emerging pro bono practices development continues
  • Pro bono a key to health justice partnerships addressing elder abuse
  • Asia Pro Bono Exchange offers plenty
Lawyers to celebrate National Pro Bono Day on Tuesday 17 May 2016Centre says that Legal Aid Matters

17 June 2016

The Centre has written to the Commonwealth Attorney-General to support NACLC’s submission, which requests that the Commonwealth:

  • reverse the $34.83 million cut to CLCs over 2017-2020; and
  • implement the Productivity Commission’s recommendation for an immediate injection of $120 million per year additional funding into the legal assistance sector.

As always, the Centre noted that pro bono legal assistance can not be a substitute for government-funded legal assistance services.

Read more…

Australian Pro Bono NewsAustralian Pro Bono News: May 2016

What is Best Practice in Pro Bono? guide launched

On 5 May, at an event hosted by Ashurst in Sydney, the Centre launched its guide to best practice in the provision of pro bono legal services by large and mid-size law firms – What is Best Practice in Pro Bono.

Click here for more stories from Issue 109 of Australian Pro Bono News, including:

  • Commonwealth considering stronger measures to evaluate pro bono services
  • 2016 Walk for Justice raises $157,000
  • Former Afghani refugee now law graduate, migration assistant, paralegal, volunteer and interpreter
Lawyers to celebrate National Pro Bono Day on Tuesday 17 May 2016Lawyers to celebrate National Pro Bono Day on Tuesday 17 May 2016

12 May 2016

Lawyers across Australia will celebrate National Pro Bono Day on Tuesday, the second day of National Law Week.

This is a day to celebrate the recognition by Australian lawyers of their professional responsibility to help others who wouldn’t otherwise get access to legal assistance, and to tell the stories about the clients they have helped.

Walks for Justice that help support pro bono referral organisations will take place in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, and other events supporting access to justice will be held across the Australia

Read more…

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