find the latest legal job
Corporate Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Highly-respected, innovative and entrepreneurial Not-for-Profit · Competency based Board
View details
Chief Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Dynamic, high growth organisation · ASX listed market leader
View details
In-house Projects Lawyer | Renewables / Solar | 2-5 Years PQE
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: All Australia
· Help design the future · NASDAQ Listed
View details
Insurance Lawyer (3-5 PAE)
Category: Insurance and Superannuation Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Dynamic organisation ·
View details
Legal Counsel
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: North Sydney NSW 2060
· 18 month fixed term contract · 3-5 years PQE with TMT exposure
View details
Deacons volunteers own lawyers

Deacons volunteers own lawyers

DEACONS AND Wayside Chapel have joined forces to expand the range of services and support available to the homeless at the Kings Cross drop-in centre. The tenth state branch of the Homeless…

DEACONS AND Wayside Chapel have joined forces to expand the range of services and support available to the homeless at the Kings Cross drop-in centre.

The tenth state branch of the Homeless Persons’ Legal Service (HPLS) was launched by New South Wales Attorney-General John Hatzistergos, at Wayside Chapel on 25 February. Organisers of the clinic hope the launch will focus attention on the issue of homelessness, particularly at the Federal Government level.

Since the first Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic opened in May 2004, more than 1,800 people have received free legal advice.

“By providing legal assistance in a way that is easy to access, we aim to prevent legal issues from being the reason that people become homeless or stay homeless,” said Elisabeth Baraka, coordinator of the Homeless Persons’ Legal Service.

Deacons lawyers will volunteer at the clinic as part of a well-established pro bono program at the firm’s Sydney office. “Last year more than 50 Deacons partners and 200 staff played an active role in pro bono work in the community,” said Deacons’ Sydney chairman, Nick Abrahams.

The HPLC is a joint initiative of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and Public Interest Law Clearing House (PILCH), and is funded by the NSW Public Purpose Fund.

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

Deacons volunteers own lawyers
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
LCA president Fiona McLeod SC
07:05
Where social fault lines meet the justice gap in Aus
After just returning from a tour of the Northern Territory, LCA president Fiona McLeod SC speaks wit...
Marriage equality flag
07:00
ALHR backs High Court challenge to marriage equality postal vote
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has voiced its support for a constitutional challenge to ...
Give advice
07:00
A-G issues advice on judiciary’s public presence
Commonwealth Attorney-General George Brandis QC has offered his advice on the public presence of jud...
APPOINTMENTS
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'...
opinion
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...
Help
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 & ...