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.

We are excited to announce that Red Wine for Justice will (at long last) be held on Friday 29 July 2022! Book your tickets now and invite your colleagues and friends. All proceeds go to unfunded LawRight services.

We are contacting all previous ticket-holders from 2021. Your tickets remain valid, but if you cannot attend the new date and would like a refund, please email comms@lawright.org.au. Alternatively, contact us if you would like to transfer your ticket to someone else, or cannot attend but are happy to treat your ticket price as a donation.

A message from Herbert Smith Freehills: To ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our people and guests, we will require all attendees at this event to be double vaccinated against Covid-19. Please do not attend this event if you have been identified as a close contact or high risk contact to a positive Covid-19 case in the last 7 days. We hope you feel comfortable to join us for this event and ask that you please ensure you are familiar with our Covid-19-Meetings and Events disclaimer.


Public Interest Address

LawRight’s Public Interest Address (PIA) for 2021 was delivered on 25 October by the Hon. Susan Kiefel AC, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia and celebrated 20 years of pro bono through LawRight.

A copy of the speech is available here.

Since 2002, the PIA has canvassed Guantanamo Bay concerns, immigration detention, civil justice reforms, public interest litigation and the role of lawyers in environmental, mental health, child protection and First Nations community challenges.


20th Anniversary Event

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the Management Committee, the President of LawRight, The Honourable Roslyn Atkinson AO, invites you to join with LawRight’s  foundation year supporters, representatives of the original law firms and members, life members, Friends of LawRight and senior staff, to thank those pioneers and celebrate 20 years of LawRight. Generously hosted by Clayton Utz, our celebration will capture memories of the time and remind us all of how powerful small steps can be.


Queensland Legal Walk 2022

Walk

Join us for the 2022 Walk on 17 May and celebrate the power of pro bono.Walk with the crowd on the Brisbane waterfront or at your regional centre or local beauty spot, or solo starting at 7 am. Celebrate the legal profession’s commitment to access to justice and register for the Queensland Legal Walk today!

Give

Save LawRight’s access to justice projects!

We deliver two projects without government funding that are at risk of ending in June 2022.

  • Magistrates Court service for self-represented litigants
  • Financial counsellor service for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

Our ambitious fund-raising goal of $200,000 will keep these services going. We hope each walker will raise $200 and each team will raise over $1,000.

Registration

If your team leader has already registered your team; please ask them for their unique team link or contact comms@lawright.org.au for the team link and sign up to their team via this link – do not sign up via the below form.

If your organisation or firm is wishing to create and be invoiced for a team, please send your team name, and each member’s full names & email address to comms@lawright.org.au

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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.