LawRight helps barristers to deliver pro bono work in a strategic and efficient way.

Barristers can participate in pro bono work with LawRight by:

  • supporting the Court & Tribunal Services in QCAT, Federal Courts and/or State Court services
  • volunteering for the Enforcement Hearing Duty Lawyer service
  • joining the referral panel for public interest pro bono matters (available to LawRight members only)
  • joining the referral panel for pro bono matters (available to BAQ members)
  • joining LawRight as a member, to provide financial support for structured coordination of pro bono work and to have access to all LawRight programs and CLE.

Participation in the Court & Tribunal Services, Community & Health Justice Partnerships and public interest referrals through Pro Bono Connect is available to LawRight members only.

How barristers deliver pro bono through LawRight

Pro Bono Connect

LawRight refers clients with eligible public interest matters to member firms willing to help pro bono.

BAQ Referral Scheme

Bar Association of Queensland members can participate in the BAQ Pro Bono Referral Service that LawRight coordinates on behalf of the BAQ. It is free to join, you choose if and when you take on a matter, and you receive emails about available matters.

We triage and refer clients to pro bono lawyers, giving priority to:
  • the public interest of the matter;
  • the level of hardship faced by the applicant;
  • the potential outcome;
  • the prospects of achieving a successful outcome;
  • the resources required to progress the matter; and
  • alternative options available to the applicant – including LawRight’s direct services.
Court & Tribunal Services

Volunteers from member firms provide discrete help to people involved in court and tribunal proceedings in civil law. The work is done under the supervision and insurance of LawRight staff.