Queensland Legal Walk 2021

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LawRight began in 2001 and we are celebrating 20 years of good pro bono throughout 2021. The Queensland Legal Walk is our first party of many this year.

LawRight started with a small group of lawyers concerned about lack of access to civil law services in Queensland. They believed a “clearing-house” approach would be the most efficient and targeted response to community need.
Incorporated on 8 June, 2001 as QPILCH, we have grown, matured and changed our name. The profession now delivers over 33,383 hours of legal services annually, at 21 locations through LawRight.

Thank you to the pioneers at this historic event 20 years ago:

–    Allens, Andrew Buchanan
–    King & Wood Mallesons, Hugh Scott-Mackenzie
–    Ashurst, Lucy Bretherton
–    Clayton Utz, Geoff Harley
–    MinterEllison, Robert Reed
–    McCullough Robertson, Peter Rosengren
–    Legal Aid Queensland, Simon Cleary
–    Queensland Law Society, John Hodgins
–    Bar Association of Queensland, Dan O’Connor (apology)
–    Griffith Law School, Jeff Giddings
–    Community Legal Centres Queensland, Merran Lawler

Queensland Legal Walk

The Queensland Legal Walk unites communities to celebrate pro bono and raise funds to increase Queenslanders’ access to the legal system.

Tuesday 18 May 2021 at 7am

Live + Online

Join us for the 2021 Walk and celebrate 20 years of LawRight doing good pro bono in and with our community.

You might walk in a crowd on the Brisbane waterfront or regional centre, in a small team in your local beauty spot or solo wherever you choose, starting at 7 am. We’ll bring everyone together with our digital broadcast of conversations, interviews and stories.

Celebrate the legal profession’s commitment to access to justice and register for the Queensland Legal Walk today!

Register now!

Walk + Give

Queensland still needs good pro bono to achieve access to justice so we’ve set an ambitious fund-raising goal of $200,000.

We want each walker to raise $200 and each team to raise over $1,000.

LawRight relies solely on your fund-raising to continue our:
•    New pilot service for self-represented litigants in the Magistrates Court
•    Health Justice Partnership at Mater Young Adults Health Centre
•    Financial counsellor service for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
•    Disbursement fund, supporting pro bono work by Community Legal Centres and the legal profession.

Sign up

Register for the Queensland Legal Walk 2021

$40 per adult and $30 for students

If you want to create a team or ask any questions about the walk, please email
comms@lawright.org.au


Red Wine for Justice

Red Wine for Justice is held every two years, alternating with the Public Interest Address. The 2019 event was generously hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills and the wines donated for drinking and auction fuelled some excited bidding, with over $47,000 raised for LawRight.


Queensland Legal Walk 2020

The Queensland Legal Walk is held annually in May on the Tuesday of Law Week. In 2020 the walk was held on Tuesday 19 May.

2020 is a year like no other, and the 2020 Queensland Legal Walk was like no other Walk.

Funds raised from the Walk 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.

Contact comms@lawright.org.au for further information.