ATSILS Pro Bono Guide
The Centre launched the ATSILS Pro Bono Guide – A Guide to the Delivery of Pro Bono Legal Services for Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander Legal Services (ATSILS) and their clients at the second annual conference for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services in Canberra on 15 October 2009.
The Guide provides information on how to obtain pro bono assistance, the main organisations that provide pro bono services and the range of services that might be available.
It aims to help employees from ATSILS make well-targeted pro bono referrals to the most appropriate law firm or pro bono referral scheme by outlining the way in which the pro bono programs operate, and the factors influencing the acceptance or refusal of a referral.
The Guide identifies opportunities for ATSILS to obtain pro bono assistance in civil matters as well as non-legal assistance.
This guide builds on the Aboriginal Legal Service Pro Bono Guide (NSW/ACT), published in 2008 and evaluated in 2009.
For further information, contact the Centre.