Why lawyers have ‘stepped up’ on pro bono

By Robyn Tongol|25 September 2020
Gabriela Christian-Hare and Jessica Hatherall

This past year, lawyers and law firms across the country have significantly increased their output with pro bono legal work, reinforcing that practitioners are contributors to the public good.

In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Australian Pro Bono Centre CEO Gabriela Christian-Hare and head of policy and strategy Jessica Hatherall to discuss the extraordinary volume of community work that legal professionals have completed this past year, how the bushfire season and then COVID-19 impacted upon pro bono and what legal employers did to ensure their community commitments did not fall away.

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The trio further discusses how pro bono work can and will become easier for lawyers to undertake in the “new normal” and how best legal employers can facilitate this, and why there is so much for lawyers of all stripes to look forward to when giving back.

 

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