LawRight November 2021

Public Interest Address

Thank you to all who joined us for the Public Interest Address on Monday, 25 October by the Hon Susan Kiefel AC, Chief Justice Of Australia. Her Honour confirmed the role of pro bono in helping to achieve the purpose of the law and the courts to settle disputes and maintain confidence in the legal system.

“In the provision of essential legal services to individuals, organisations like LawRight contribute to advancing the rule of law for the benefit of the whole community.”

The full address can be found here.

We were also privileged to have Judge Nathan Jarro offer an Acknowledgment of Country on our behalf. He helped us appreciate the Traditional Owners’ passage and camps among the bends and plentiful resources of the Brisbane river (Meanjin) and to lament that:

“Perhaps by the mid to late 1800s, Aboriginal people might have lost control of Meanjin which they had nurtured and visited since time immemorial”.

Thank you too for your strong support for the raffle, which raised over $2000 (and especially to those who persisted with payment of your tickets following a series of IT mishaps).

A Christmas gift for years to come

Aim high and buy a raffle ticket now to win these stunning pearls.

All donations support LawRight in perpetuity by growing LawRight’s subfund of the Queensland Community Foundation.

Thanks to QCF for supporting LawRight so generously! QCF are also promoting the raffle at the WA Lee Lecture next Thursday, 18 November, at the Banco Court, to be delivered by the Honourable Justice Sarah Derrington. You can buy tickets to the event here:

Annual Report

We are busy compiling stories and impacts from FY21 as well as highlighting the history of our many pro bono initiatives, as the conclusion of our 20th year celebrations. Watch for our Report in your inbox or mail box at the end of this month – it will make wonderful summer reading.