The Australian Pro Bono Centre has released new guidance for students and early career lawyers interested in volunteering while at university and participating in pro bono work as they embark on legal careers.

The Centre recommends that students use the Student Pro Bono Guide to inform their own pathways to pro bono work, providing a proposed timeline to assist with this process.

The Student Pro Bono Guide focuses on:

  • defining pro bono and the broader legal assistance landscape for law students;
  • mapping available options to students, including providing links to key opportunities boards and resources;
  • proposing a timeline for these opportunities;
  • providing tips on self-care while working in social justice; and
  • the Centre’s ‘Recommended pro bono questions for students to ask prospective employers.’