About LawRight

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.

Our Patron is the Chief Justice of Queensland, the Honourable Catherine Holmes. LawRight, formerly known as QPILCH, has operated since 2001 as an independent, not for profit community legal centre.

Community & Health Justice Partnerships

Partnerships at 15 locations, where staff and visiting pro bono lawyers collaborate with health and community workers to resolve the complex, intersecting problems of clients including people experiencing domestic violence, mental illness or homelessness, refugees and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

These partnerships include the former HPLC, RCLC, OLC, and MHCLC.

Brisbane Youth Service

3rd Space

Micah Projects

Communify

OzCare

Roma House

ZigZag

Footprints

Multicultural Australia – Refugee Civil Law Service

Encircle Home Stay

Salvation Army Supported Accommodation

Anglicare Homelessness Hub – Cairns

Douglas House – Cairns

Wuchopperen Health Service – Cairns

Mater Young Adults Health Centre

Court & Tribunal Services

On-site services at eight Brisbane registries and remote services throughout Queensland for vulnerable people navigating civil court and tribunal proceedings. Our strategic partnerships with pro bono lawyers match the legal problem, process and capability of the individual. These services incorporate the SRS, Duty Lawyer, mediation, and appearance services, as well as MHRT representation and advocacy services.

Queensland Supreme Court

Queensland District Court

Queensland Court of Appeal

Magistrates Court (Enforcement Hearings)

Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal

Federal Court

Federal Circuit Court

Mental Health Review Tribunal

Pro Bono Connect

Pro Bono Connect assesses applications for civil law pro bono representation and refers them to firms and barristers, using either a public interest test for our members or a broader test on behalf of the QLS and BAQ referral schemes.

39 Law Firms

79 Barristers