Community Law Partnerships (Vic)
The Victorian Attorney-General's Community Law Partnership Scheme was launched in 2005.
Its aim is to contribute to community legal centre capacity by scoping and further developing pro bono relationships between CLCs and law firms. It does this by encouraging CLCs and firms to colloborate together for change.
For a history of the development of the Scheme which dates back to the year 2000 and some great tips for CLCs on how to approach the development of collaborative relationships with law firms download and read the paper prepared for the National Access to Justice and Pro Bono Conference 2008 titled "A-G's Community Law Partnerships - Community Legal Centres and Firms Colloborating for Change" (4 pages).
Also the Community Law Partnerships Final Report and Action Plan (April 2007) (85 pages) provides a history of the development of the scheme and pro bono legal work in Victoria.
The Scheme is administered by the Federation of Comunity Legal Centres (Vic) . If you would like assistance in contacting and brokering pro bono support from law firms, please contact Amanda Lamont, the Federation's Sector Development Officer.
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