The National Pro Bono Resource Centre in collaboration with the NSW, QLD and Victorian PILCHs hosted the Second National Pro Bono Conference: Transforming access to justice in Sydney in October 2003.
Conference papers: Select conference papers listed below are available for download as PDF files. Copyright in articles is retained by individual authors.
Communities, needs and pro bono legal services
Signposts in the pro bono landscape: Aspects of pro bono legal services in Australia
— by Gordon Renouf, Jenny Lovric and Jill Anderson, (PDF 308KB, 22 pp)
Lawyers’ social responsibility in practice: Voices from Australia and abroad
Pro bono – A challenge for the Courts
— by The Hon Justice Ron Merkel, (PDF 92KB, 10 pp)
Human Rights and Pro Bono Legal Services
Human rights and pro bono legal services – Context and issues
— by Bruce Moore, Partner, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, (PDF 144KB 7 pp)
A survey of the sources of human rights in Australian Law and a consideration of how effectively human rights are promoted and protected under Australian Law
— by Cathy Scalzo, Senior Associate, Allens Arthur Robinson, (PDF 672KB, 35 pp)
Building Pro Bono Partnerships
Examples from practice – Mallesons Stephen Jaques
— by Jane Farnsworth, Senior Associate & National Pro Bono Coordinator, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, (PDF 180KB, 13 pp)
Opposites attract, but can they last?
— by Bill Mitchell, (PDF 184KB, 13 pp)
Aiming High: Goals, Targets, Definitions
Defining and quantifying pro bono: Pros and cons
— by Esther Lardent, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Pro Bono Institute at Georgetown University Law Center, (PDF 88KB, 10 pp)
Are cmpulsory targets in the public interest?
— by Michael Cole, Manager, Law Access Public Interest Clearing House Western Australia,
(PDF 88KB, 8 pp)
Establishing a voluntary minimum pro bono target for Australian lawyers
— by David Hillard, National Pro Bono Director, Clayton Utz, (PDF 216KB, 15 pp)
Recognising the conditional nature of pro bono motivation: Avoiding ‘aspirational’ compulsion and developing an appropriate pro bono ethic in new lawyers
— by Adrian Evans, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Monash University, (PDF 164KB, 9 pp)
Corporate social responsibility and corporate citizenship – more than pro bono
Why should law frms consider corporate citizenship?
— by Fiona McLeay, Senior Associate, Pro bono Coordinator, Corporate Citizenship Director, Clayton Utz, Melbourne, (PDF 72KB, 7 pp)
Beyond casework: Pro bono strengthening communities
Holistic advocacy for the homeless: Building stronger communities
— by Phil Lynch, Co-ordinator, Homeless Persons Legal Clinic, (PDF 424KB, 21 pp)
Pro bono strengthening communities: Example from practice – Arnold Bloch Leibler
— by Peter Seidel, Arnold Bloch Leibler, (PDF 96KB, 8 pp)
A case study of local community partnerships developed by Mallesons Stephen Jaques in Melbourne
— by Amanda Milledge, Pro Bono Co-ordinator, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Melbourne,
(PDF 88KB, 9 pp)
Global partnerships for Access to Justice
Law schools and the promotion of Access to Justice: The GAJE experience
— by Les McCrimmon, Associate Professor Les McCrimmon, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, (PDF 196KB, 11 pp)
Final session, conference wrap-up
— by David Weisbrot, President of the ALRC & Chair of the NPBRC Advisory Council,
(PDF 176KB, 9 pp)
Trends: Pro bono Down Under
— by Ester Lardent, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Pro Bono Institute at Georgetown University Law Center, (PDF 80KB, 10 pp)
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