LawRight improves the lives of vulnerable people by increasing access to justice through strategic partnerships with pro bono lawyers.
30,000 pro bono hours are donated annually by over 800 lawyers from 65 law firms, 170 barristers and 140 law students. By connecting to clients at community, health and civic organisations LawRight increases their access to housing, income and legal rights and improves their health and well-being.
LawRight is an independent not-for-profit community legal centre. Our Patron is the Chief Justice of Queensland, the Honourable Catherine Holmes.
LawRight is committed to working in a flexible and innovative way to improve access to justice for people who cannot afford to pay a private lawyer and are ineligible for legal aid, and for community groups with public interest objectives.
LawRight operates a civil law referral service and direct legal services for particular disadvantaged client groups, and undertakes law reform, policy work and legal education.
LawRight is managed by a committee comprised of representatives of its members. The committee is elected annually.
LawRight works with its counterparts in other states and is a member of Pro Bono Access Australia.