that are focused on increasing access to justice for socially disadvantaged and/or marginalised persons,
and furthering the public interest.
The Centre’s strategies to achieve this are:
1. Strengthening the place of pro bono legal work within the Australian legal profession as an integral part of legal practice by
being a leading advocate for pro bono legal work;
promoting the pro bono ethos and increasing the visibility of pro bono legal work;
developing policies and advocating for measures to encourage an increase in the quality and amount of pro bono legal work; and
producing resources and sharing information in Australia, regionally and internationally that builds pro bono culture in the Australian legal profession and participation by Australian lawyers in pro bono legal work.
2. Providing practical assistance to facilitate, and remove barriers to, the provision of pro bono legal services by
undertaking research on how pro bono legal assistance can best respond to unmet legal need, including the identification of best practice in its provision;
engaging in policy development, advocacy and law reform on issues that have an impact on pro bono legal services;
providing practical advice to lawyers and law firms to support their efforts to increase the quantity, quality and impact of their pro bono work;
informing community organisations about the way pro bono operates in Australia; and
leading in the development of new and innovative pro bono project and partnership models.
3. Promoting the pro bono legal work of the Australian legal profession to the general public by
informing members of the public through the media and presentations about the pro bono legal work undertaken by members of the Australian legal profession.
Strategic Plan 2013-2017
For further information on the Centre’s strategies to achieve its aims, please refer to the Centre’s Strategic Plan 2013-2017.
Every four years the Centre develops a new Strategic Plan, using its Mission Statement (above) as a starting point. The Strategic Plan is reviewed each year at the Centre’s annual planning day, usually held in November. The Centre’s 2013-2017 Strategic Plan was developed in November 2013 through a process involving the Centre’s Board, Advisory Council, government and other key stakeholders.