LawRight holds several events during the year to raise valuable funds for our services, to showcase our work and highlight matters of public interest.
HPLC Street Soccer
The seventh annual HPLC Street Soccer Tournament will be 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.
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.
Public Interest Address
The annual Public Interest Address is LawRight's (formerly QPILCH) flagship event. Prominent speakers are asked to address LawRight members and invited guests on topics of current interest or concern.
The 2016 Public Interest Address was delivered on Wednesday 8 June by Jacqueline Reed, CEO of Create Foundation and 2014 Churchill Fellow, and The Honourable Margaret J White AO.
The 2014 Public Interest Address was held on Thursday 7 August at Customs House, where we aimed to shine the spotlight on mental illness, our services and the role of lawyers. The audience consisted of members of the legal profession and business leaders who share our commitment to equal access to justice for all Queenslanders. Our speakers were Professor Brett McDermott, Executive Director of the Mater Child and Youth Mental Health Service and Director of Beyond Blue and Mr Allan English, Chair and Founder of the English Family Foundation.
In 2011 the Address was presented by QPILCH's patron, The Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Chief Justice of Queensland. We thank Chief Justice de Jersey for his address, which marked QPILCH's 10th year of operation.
Copies of previous addresses are available below.
Sir Anthony Clarke MR (PIA4, 12 September 2006) and Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe AO (PIA5, 29 August 2007) did not provide a written speech.