Pro Bono

At Ashurst we accept and take seriously our responsibility to make legal services available to all.  As a law firm, the most useful contribution we can make to the community is to use our knowledge and expertise to assist people and organisations which could not otherwise access legal services.

Through our extensive pro bono program we act for individuals and not-for-profit organisations in a wide range of matters. Our work includes providing legal opinions and advice, drafting contracts and other documents, research, negotiation, litigation, law and policy reform and community legal education. The firm undertakes major legal projects, test case litigation and day-to-day matters.  

In Australia we also send our lawyers and other staff on secondment to work with community legal and welfare organisations from the inner-cities to remote northern Australia.

We work closely with community-based lawyers and with our not-for-profit clients to understand the legal needs of people who are disadvantaged and marginalised and to identify clients who may benefit from our services.

We also use the wider resources of the firm to support community legal and welfare organisations. Our meeting rooms, training and legal education facilities, library support, graphic design, technology and administrative support are all provided free of charge to organisations falling within our pro bono program.

 

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