Legal eagles to Walk for Justice
Hundreds of lawyers will take to the streets during Law Week next month to celebrate National Pro Bono Day and raise funds for Justice Connect.
This year’s Walk for Justice will be held on 13 May in Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle as part of Law Week 2014 (12-18 May).
The event supports pro bono organisation Justice Connect, which provides access to justice to marginalised and disadvantaged people and the community organisations that support them.
In Sydney and Newcastle the Walk for Justice is dedicated to the Justice Connect MOSAIC program and the work pro bono lawyers do in assisting refugees and newly-arrived migrants.
The Melbourne event will focus attention on the Justice Connect Homeless Law program and a new project that aims to prevent women and their children from becoming homeless.
Last year, the Walk attracted hundreds of lawyers as well as Lawyers Weekly.
“I thought it is a good thing to do,” Allens paralegal Jacques Mcelhone told Lawyers Weekly at the 2013 event.
“I do know that PILCH do a lot of good work in the community for people who don’t have access to legal representation, so I thought it would be a good thing to support,” he added.
It is still possible to register for the walk, which takes about an hour.