Pro Bono Lawyers’ Portal
Once you have registered your interest, we will create an account for you to log in to our Pro Bono Lawyers’ Portal.
Our secure portal lists all our de-identified matters available for referral to view and express an interest. The portal also contains training and other information for pro bono lawyers who take our referrals and for lawyers who join our special interest groups targeting areas of high unmet legal need.
Law Access also advertises de-identified pro bono matters through various other channels, including The Law Society of Western Australia’s weekly Friday Facts e-newsletter, the Western Australian Bar Association, the Family Law Practitioners Association of WA’s newsletter and the Criminal Lawyers Association of WA’s newsletter. Law Access may also contact law firms and lawyers directly when trying to place matters.
Law Access Pro Bono Coordinators’ Committee
Law Access holds quarterly meetings for law firm Pro Bono Coordinators. The one-hour meetings provide training and information exchange opportunities. If your firm wishes to join this group please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lawyer Assisted Mediation Panel
Some vulnerable Law Access applicants require lawyer assistance at mediation. If you are able to provide discrete advice and assistance for an applicant attending mediation please register your interest.
Protection and Care Network
There is high unmet legal need for families of children who have been or are at risk to be taken into care by the State. If you are prepared to provide pro bono assistance to these vulnerable families, please register your interest.
We can also link you to relevant training, information and disbursements assistance.
Law Access Lawyers for Refugees Network
Lawyers and migration agents who wish to undertake migration related pro bono work can join the Lawyers for Refugees Network.
The Lawyers for Refugees Network was established by Law Access to boost the capacity of the profession to undertake pro bono referrals in this area of law of unmet legal need. The group builds pro bono capacity and expertise by providing training about judicial review and, where required, by pairing less experienced instructors with experienced Counsel or vice versa.
Law Access contacts lawyers and migration agents on the network with requests for assistance with relevant updates and migration related pro bono referrals throughout the year.
Judicial Review training materials are available for members of the Law Access Lawyers For Refugees Network. Please register your interest if you wish to join this network.
Law Access Lawyers for LGBTIQ+ Network
The Law Access Lawyers for LGBTIQ+ Network was established in response to a request from Living Proud for the provision of safe, sensitive and high quality legal services to financially disadvantaged members of the LGBTIQ+ community. As a result Law Access is now able to make referrals for people seeking assistance in LGBTIQ+ matters to trained pro bono lawyers.
Law Access contacts lawyers on the Network with requests for assistance with LGBTIQ+ sensitive referrals as required. Please register your interest if you wish to join this network.
Secondments to Law Access
Law Access relies on generous support received from secondee lawyers from private firms who second lawyers on a part-time basis to assist Law Access with triage and assessment of applications.
Law Access would like to thank Clayton Utz, Jackson McDonald, Johnson Winter & Slattery, King & Wood Mallesons and Minter Ellison for providing us with secondee lawyers.
If your firm is interested in assisting in this way, please contact us via email at email@example.com.
Referring a matter to us
Law Access receives referrals from individuals, Courts, Tribunals, members of the profession and community organisations. Many of our best referrals come from legal practitioners. If you wish to assist an applicant to refer a matter to Law Access please access the Refer a Matter form below.