find the latest legal job
Part Time Risk & Compliance Officer
Category: Other | Location: Brisbane QLD 4000
· Brisbane City · Flexible Part Time Hours
View details
Infrastructure Lawyer/SA
Category: Construction Law | Location: Sydney CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs Sydney NSW
· Global elite law firm · Dedicated Infrastructure team
View details
Property Lawyer
Category: Property Law | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· 12 Month Contract · Diverse Work
View details
Family Lawyer
Category: Family Law | Location: Eastern Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· Boutique Firm · Great Reputation
View details
Infrastructure Lawyers
Category: Construction Law | Location: All Perth WA
· We'd be particularly interested to hear from you if you were a lawyer who knows your way around the infrastructure and energy sectors.
View details
Vic barristers awarded for pro bono work

Vic barristers awarded for pro bono work

The thousands of hours and millions of dollars worth of free legal services provided by Victorian barristers were acknowledged last night at the Victorian Bar Pro Bono Awards.The awards were…

The thousands of hours and millions of dollars worth of free legal services provided by Victorian barristers were acknowledged last night at the Victorian Bar Pro Bono Awards.

The awards were presented at the Supreme Court of Victoria by the Chief Justice, Marilyn Warren AC, and recognised more than $6.5 million worth of free legal work provided in 2009.

Awards were presented in seven categories, including the Victorian Bar Pro Bono Trophy, awarded to Julian Burnside AO QC; the Public Interest Award, presented to the 'Gunns20' team of barristers who worked on the Gunns litigation; and the Justice Innovation Award, presented to the barristers involved in the Bushfire Legal Help response to the Black Saturday fires last year.

"The 10th anniversary of the Victorian Bar Pro Bono Scheme offers the opportunity to recognise and applaud the commitment to access to justice demonstrated by our Victorian Bar members," said Victorian Bar chairman, Michael Colbran QC.

"We acknowledge the achievements of all barristers - including the nominees and the award recipients tonight - in their pro bono work.

"During Law Week, when our focus is on access to justice, it is important to remember that Victorian barristers have always answered the call for legal support for those with good claims but no means to pursue them," he said.

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

Vic barristers awarded for pro bono work
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Nov 17 2017
It's time for politicians to commit to eradicating domestic violence
The national shame of domestic violence cannot be left unaddressed, writes Christine Smyth. ...
Nov 16 2017
From lawyer in law firm to senior governance professional
Promoted by Governance Institute of Australia As a law graduate, Kate Griffiths never imagined...
marriage equality
Nov 16 2017
Legislation the next hurdle for marriage equality
Lawyers have underscored the importance of ensuring same-sex marriage legislation does not limit ant...
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...