We are delighted to continue our partnership with Hall & Wilcox. This partnership provides some members of The Centre with access to pro bono legal assistance from Hall & Wilcox, right across the state.
Members who qualify for the service must meet the following criteria:
- be a charity, non-profit or social enterprise; and
- have a sole or primary purpose to work in the interests of low income or disadvantaged members of the community or for the broad public interest.
Hall & Wilcox will provide pro bono legal advice to The Centre and its members in respect of legal issues in which it possesses the relevant expertise. The Hall & Wilcox team have a wide range of areas of expertise. Hall & Wilcox are a firm of more than 750 people, including over 90 partners, and offer expertise in most key areas of commercial practice and a number of industry areas. These areas include:
- Banking and finance
- Debt recovery
- Employment and Workplace relations
- Financial services
- Litigation and dispute resolutions
- Migration services
- Regulatory and compliance
- Start ups
- Technology, media and communications
Hall & Wilcox run a coordinated pro bono practice that acknowledges the time spent by all staff on pro bono matters. Recognising that there is a compelling unmet need to assist with access to justice and unrepresented litigants in the Courts in our community, they encourage and give full credit for pro bono work to everyone at the firm.
Requests for pro bono legal assistance must be referred through The Centre for Volunteering and be approved by Hall & Wilcox. Acceptance of work is subject to capacity and conflict checks.
The application form can be accessed in the Volunteer Management Resources (Members’ Only) section of our website in the Legal section. Members will need to sign in to this section to access the form and then submit it to The Centre.