LawRight May 2021

Why support pro bono?

Barrister Salwa Marsh raised over $4,000 for the 2020 Queensland Legal Walk to become the individual fundraising champion – a highlight in her career-long support of LawRight.

Salwa
‘I started my association with LawRight (or QPILCH as it was at the time) as a graduate rotating into Minter Ellison’s Community Investment Program. Spending my Thursdays at the QPILCH Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic in Fortitude Valley was my first experience of working directly with clients. It was an enormously rewarding experience for me professionally and personally. I learnt what I think is the key to a career in the law – a love of working with people, often during very difficult and stressful times in their lives, to help them solve problems.More years later than I care to admit, I have continued my involvement with LawRight as a volunteer and enthusiastic Legal Walker. LawRight do so much with so little – I consider it a great privilege to assist in the small ways that I can. Just as I did as a graduate many years ago, I find pro bono work and fundraising support an extremely rewarding opportunity to use my skills meaningfully to contribute to the lives of others and an invaluable opportunity to learn.’

Time to give
 
The Walk is on Tuesday 18 May. You still have time to register and fundraise.We will achieve our goal of $200,000 if you raise more than $200 as an individual or $1000 as a team.
Hustle, budget, party, bake or auction if you want to become a champion like Salwa.

LawRight relies solely on your fundraising 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.

Register or donate today

Have questions?

Please contact our Walk team at comms@lawright.org.au if you want help to:

  • gather a regional team
  • decide what location works best for you
  • register yourself or a team
  • connect to a team your firm or organisation has already registered (or try using the unique team registration link provided to the team organiser)