LawRight holds several events during the year to raise valuable funds for our services, to showcase our work and highlight matters of public interest.
2018 Public Interest Address
This year's Public Interest Address was held on Wednesday 8 August and was delivered by Mick Gooda, descendant of the Gangulu people of central Queensland, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, and a Royal Commissioner of the Royal Commission into the Child Protection and Youth Detention Systems of the Government of the Northern Territory.
HPLC Street Soccer Tournament
The seventh annual HPLC Street Soccer Tournament was held on 1 August 2018 at Brisbane’s New Farm Park.
HPLC Street Soccer is an annual social inclusion event run in partnership with the Big Issue.
The soccer tournament and BBQ involves HPLC partner firms, host agencies, other supporters and players from the Big Issue's Street Soccer Program for people experiencing homelessness and related forms of marginalisation.
Check out the photos on our Facebook page and read the 2015 Proctor Article on the HPLC Street Soccer Tournament: Pro bono teams on the ball.
Queensland Legal Walk
Our annual Queensland Legal Walk was held on Tuesday 15 May 2018.
Congratulations and thank you for a record-breaking year with 1000 walkers across Queensland raising an amazing $97,000.
The money raised from this year’s Walk will help to:
- grow our health justice partnerships, which put lawyers into health settings to assist vulnerable people experiencing complex social and legal problems; and
- replenish the Disbursement Fund, which helps clients of pro bono lawyers and community legal centres to cover expenses associated with their legal matter.
Red Wine for Justice
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.