Pro bono

ACT legal support for bushfire victims

8 Jan 2020

ACT legal support for bushfire victims

The Law Society joins with the chorus legal organisations offering help and support during the bushfires devastating our beautiful country.

Pro Bono: for whose benefit?

14 May 2019

Pro Bono: for whose benefit?

The 2019 Blackburn Lecture, delivered by Karen Fryar AM, former Magistrate of the Australian Capital Territory.

Law society presidents call on PM to reverse cuts to legal assistance

3 Nov 2016

Law society presidents call on PM to reverse cuts to legal assistance

The heads of Australia’s eight law societies representing more than 60,000 practising solicitors have called on the Prime Minster to return funding to the legal assistance sector.

Brave New World

17 May 2016

Brave New World

The 2016 Blackburn Lecture, delivered by The Hon John Faulks, Deputy Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia.

ACT legal profession to rally in support of national legal aid funding

16 May 2016

ACT legal profession to rally in support of national legal aid funding

Lawyers in Canberra will rally in support of a national ‘Legal Aid Matters’ campaign aimed at ensuring the next Federal Government responds decisively to Australia’s legal assistance funding crisis.

ACT legal profession supports national legal aid funding campaign

1 Feb 2016

ACT legal profession supports national legal aid funding campaign

The Federal Government’s continued underfunding of legal assistance services is adversely affecting the ability of some of the most vulnerable members of the community to access the justice system.

Release of Access to Justice report

5 Dec 2014

Release of Access to Justice report

The Law Society welcomed the release of the Productivity Commission’s inquiry report, Access to Justice Arrangements.

Pro Bono Guidelines for ACT Legal Practitioners

Pro Bono Guidelines for ACT Legal Practitioners

Providing ACT firms with practical, best practice guidance on how to undertake, record, and report pro bono work.

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