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.
Our offices will be closed from Friday 22 December 2017 and re-open on Monday 9 January 2018. Best wishes for the festive season!
We are seeking an experienced Duty Lawyer for a new service which will assist with disputes caused or aggravated by family violence. Click here for more details on the position vacancy.
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.
We are proud to present LawRight's annual report for 2016-17. In a challenging year, we helped over 2,000 clients, thanks to the support of our amazing network of members and volunteers, who contributed over 25,000 hours of pro bono help.
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.