Legal Resources Guide
For Lawyers and Caseworkers:
This state by state guide to internet legal resources is intended to assist pro bono lawyers, caseworkers and lawyers working in publicly funded legal services. The guide is topic based and includes links to sites which offer a brief description of available resources where caseworkers may find useful materials for their clients. The guide does not include general legal resources such as Austlii nor simple resources targeted at members of the public.
To view the resources, click on your state, below:
Court and Tribunal fee waiver guides
The NSW, Queensland and Victoria PILCHs have each published Court and Tribunal fee waiver guides for their jurisdictions which include details for Commonwealth courts. See below for links to these publications.
Click here for the PILCH (NSW) Court and Tribunal Fee Waiver Manual
Click here for the QPILCH Court and Tribunal Fee Waiver and Exemption Guide.
Click here for the PILCH (Vic) Court and Tribunal Fee Waiver Guide. (March 2007)
Click here for a list of current pro bono referral schemes throughout Australia, including contact details and a brief description of each service.
These notes, prepared at the 2006 US Pro Bono Institute (PBI) Annual Seminar held in Washington DC from 2-4 March 2006, outline tips from a law firm, a community organisation and the director of the PBI, Esther Lardent on how to pitch a new pro bono project to a law firm or in-house legal team. Whilst the US pro bono environment is more developed than it is Australia with a range of 'signature projects' that exist there, these basic tips are still highly relevant to the development of new pro bono projects in Australia. Click here for the TIPS.
A web-based intranet initiated by the Centre designed to link up and support information exchange between pro bono professionals around the country.
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