National Pro Bono Day and
Walk for Justice 2011
The Walk for Justice 2011 was held for the fourth time this year simultaneously in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide on Monday 17 May 2011 being National Pro Bono Day, the first day of National Law Week. The Centre coordinated a series of teleconferences between the PILCHs and JusticeNet SA and liaised with the National Law Week organising committee with a view to better national coordination and profile of the event.
Overall numbers registering and walking increased again to about 1700 nationally up from 1400 last year. Total funds raised across Australia were approximately $34,000.
Reports from the time can also be found in the following issues of National Pro Bono News (now Australian Pro Bono News):
- National Pro Bono News: Issue 67 (July 2011)
- National Pro Bono News: Issue 66 (May 2011)
- National Pro Bono News: Issue 65 (April 2011)
In Sydney lead walkers at the Walk for Justice 2011 included the Commonwealth Attorney-General, Robert McClelland, the NSW Attorney -General, Robert Clark, the Hon Greg Smith SC and acting Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Ian Temby QC AO and the Legal Services Commissioner, Mr Steve Mark.
In Melbourne lead walkers included Robert Clark MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Finance, The Honourable Michael Rozenes QC, Chief Judge of the County Court of Victoria, The Honourable Martin Pakula, Shadow Attorney-General, Mark Moshinksy SC, Chair Victorian Bar Council, Bevan Warner, Managing Director, Victoria Legal Aid and the Honourable PD Cummins, Chair, Victoria Law Foundation.
In Brisbane the Walk for Justice 2011 was led by QPILCH’s patron, The Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Chief Justice of Queensland and Attorney-General and Deputy Premier the Hon. Paul Lucas MP. (unfortunately photos are no longer available from the Brisbane Walk)
In Adelaide lead walkers were Elizabeth Bolton, Chief Magistrate of the Magistrates Court of South Australia, Alex Ward, President of the Law Council of Australia, Ralph Bönig, President of the Law Society of South Australia; Mark Livesey QC, President of the Bar Association of South Australia, and Hamish Gilmore, Director of the Legal Services Commission of South Australia.