LawRight is a not-for-profit, community-based organisation providing pro bono legal services to individuals and community groups.
Our vision is for a just, fair and accessible legal system where no-one is disadvantaged through lack of resources, knowledge or ability.
LawRight provides pro bono civil law services to people unable to afford private legal assistance and ineligible for Legal Aid. To apply for help, complete our application form, below.
LawRight factsheets and other publications are now available at Legalpedia.org.au, which uses wiki software to enable ready-access to resources and contributions and updates by pro bono lawyers.
We welcome practising and retired legal practitioners, law students and any others who wish to contribute in their own way.
Publicly available and password-protected resources to help practitioners in their pro bono work.
The Homeless Persons' Legal Clinic in Cairns is seeking a part-time administrator to start as soon as possible. For more information, please click here.
We are immensely disappointed that LawRight will not receive government funding for the following services:
- Mental Health Law Practice
- Extra support for the Cairns HPLC
We were successful in our application to operate a Duty Lawyer service at QCAT to provide comprehensive services for parties impacted by domestic and family violence.
Thank you for your support and we’ll let you know the path ahead when we can.
Your continued involvement will provide critical financial support to LawRight and enable us to more effectively target the pro bono committement of the Queensland profession.
Click here to renew your membership now.
Thanks to everyone who made Red Wine for Justice a fun and successful night.
Hebert Smith Freehills hosted generously, speakers Christopher Hughes QC and John Lunny, whisky aficionado, helped us celebrate; and the wines donated for drinking and auction fuelled some excited bidding. With over $25,000 raised for LawRight, we raise our glass to all our supporters. If you missed the fun, it’s never too late to donate.
Unfortunately, we are no longer able to operate the QIRC Workers' Compensation Appeals Service or the Enforcement Hearing Duty Lawyer Service due to funding cuts.
- Family law
- Criminal law
- Native title
- Clients who could afford to pay a lawyer, obtain Legal Aid, or obtain 'no win, no fee' assistance (e.g. personal injury, negligence).
You may be able to get assistance through a different community legal centre. For a list of centres in Queensland, please visit Community Legal Centres Queensland.