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Law Access is a not-for-profit organisation that coordinates the giving of pro bono (free) legal assistance by the Western Australian legal profession.

The service is targeted at not-for-profits and individuals in genuine need of legal assistance who satisfy a means and merits test. We are the last resort for those who cannot get legal assistance form community legal centres or legal aid.

Our service exists because of the generous lawyers and law firms who accept our pro bono referrals.

We also wish to thank our funders, donors, and the sponsors and in-kind supporters who provide essential direct support for our service.

Our Impact

Property dispute

Arthur* (not his real name) is an elderly pensioner who had spent his life savings on the property that was in dispute and could not afford legal fees. We connected him with pro bono lawyers from a large commercial firm. Along with a pro bono barrister, they conducted investigations, filed court proceedings and ultimately obtained a cash settlement for Arthur. More than $100,000 of pro bono legal work was conducted for Arhur.

Banking and finance law

Beth* (not her real name) was approached by her ex-husband to provide a personal guarantee secured by a mortgage for money he was borrowing from a lender. She felt bullied and misled into signing the loan documentation. As a result of getting assistance from a pro bono lawyer and barrister, Beth’s matter was settled, she was not liable for the loan and she was able to keep her house.

Family law

Lydia* (not her real name) cares for a disabled child. Her ex-partner filed for bankruptcy and the Trustee was distributing the remaining funds. She wanted to claim the remaining funds to cover costs associated with medical treatment and care for their child.

A pro bono lawyer assisted Lydia to obtain 50% of the funds rather than the 30% originally offered by the Trustee.
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2019 Law Access Thank You Drinks

Our guest speaker was The Hon. Justice Jennifer Smith of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, who launched our first Impact Report at the event….

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About Us

Our vision is equal access to justice for all Western Australians.

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View our latest Impact Report and Annual Report.

Funders and Donors

We wish to thank our funders, donors, and the sponsors who provide direct in-kind support for our administration.

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