Category Archives: Pro Bono

Big firms exceed pro bono targets

The National Pro Bono Resource Centre has released its annual performance report. Seventeen of the top 20 law firms in Australia are signatories to the target of 35 pro bono hours per lawyer, per year. Ten of those firms met or exceeded the 35 hour target in the last financial year.

For more information visit http://www.lawyersweekly.com.au/news/large-law-smashes-pro-bono-target

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Free guide to selling a home

For a free copy of the Guide to Selling a Home visit http://www.lawsociety.com.au/cs/groups/public/documents/internetcontent/657103.pdf

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Free guide to buying a house

For a free copy of the Guide to Buying a Home visit: https://www.lawsociety.com.au/cs/groups/public/documents/internetcontent/657101.pdf

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Sydney, Australia

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Court appointed pro bono legal assistance

A court may refer litigants to a lawyer on the Courts Pro Bono Panel: see Division 9, Part 7 of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005 (NSW).

Any litigant may apply, but exceptional circumstances must exist for a litigant to be referred if they have obtained such assistance in the last 3 years.

A court will refer an application if it is in the “interests of the administration of justice” to do so. Under Rule 7.36, subrule (2) the court may take into account:

  • the means of the litigant, and
  • the capacity of the litigant to obtain legal assistance outside of the scheme, and
  • the nature and complexity of the proceedings, and
  • any other matter that the court considers appropriate.

The application is made by filing a Notice of Motion and supporting Affidavit with the court in which the proceedings are being held.

For further information visit http://www.supremecourt.justice.nsw.gov.au/supremecourt/probono.html

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Justice Connect – pro bono services

Justice Connect provides pro bono legal services to disadvantaged people in Sydney and Melbourne.

For more information visit http://www.justiceconnect.org.au

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Sydney, Australia

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National Pro Bono Resource Centre

The National Pro Bono Resource Centre is an independent organisation that aims to support and promote pro bono legal services in Australia.

For more information visit http://www.nationalprobono.org.au

Lawyers

Sydney, Australia

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