Providing high-quality pro bono services is a professional responsibility, inherent in the privilege of being a lawyer.
Our focus is on supporting low income, disadvantaged and marginalised people in the Australian community, and the charities which support them. Within this broad focus, we have concentrated our work within the areas of:
We are a signatory to the National Pro Bono Target, committing to an average of 35 hours of pro bono work per lawyer, per year. In FY23, we averaged 39 pro bono hours per lawyer. Within this period, 74 per cent of all lawyers did at least 2 hours of pro bono work and 76 per cent of all partners completed some pro bono work.
We take on matters for individuals who would otherwise be locked out of the legal system and strategic projects that serve a broad public interest.
We provide pro bono advice to charities that provide grass roots services to disadvantaged people, so these organisations can focus on the services they deliver.
We have ongoing secondments with charities and provide direct advice to persons who cannot afford a lawyer through our work with legal clinics.
Our pro bono gap year offers you a ‘year out’ to work exclusively on matters that will have a positive impact on the community.