Barristers making an impact as LawRight members

LawRight helps barristers to deliver pro bono work in a strategic and efficient way.

Your membership enables LawRight to coordinate pro bono resources, matching your expertise with our vulnerable clients. We provide pro bono barristers with instructing lawyers, assistance with disbursements, training and tailored opportunities.

Member barristers support vulnerable clients with civil law matters by..

  • Appearing in Court of Appeal, Supreme & District Courts, Federal Courts & Federal Circuit Courts, QCAT and other courts and tribunals
  • Providing advice, including on prospects of success
  • Guiding clients of LawRight’s Court and Tribunal Services
  • Advice and one-off representation at the Enforcement Hearing Duty Barrister Service
  • Conducting Fair Work settlement conferences
  • Conducting mediations

Each year 30,000 pro bono hours from LawRight members increases access to housing, income and legal rights and improves the health and wellbeing of vulnerable people.

Join or renew today.

  • First-year barristers – $20 per year
  • 2-3 years at the Bar – $100 per year
  • 4-5 years at the Bar – $175 per year
  • 6+ years at the Bar – $280 per year

About LawRight

LawRight is an independent, not-for-profit community legal centre. Our Patron is the Chief Justice of Queensland. The Bar Association of Queensland is a member of LawRight, and LawRight’s management committee includes several barristers and a BAQ representative.

Fundraising and events

Barristers are strong supporters of LawRight through donations and attendance at our events such as Red Wine for Justice, Queensland Legal Walk and the Public Interest Address.

BAQ Referral Scheme

In addition to our member services, LawRight coordinates a Pro Bono Referral Service on behalf of the Bar Association of Queensland. It is free to join for BAQ members, and you do not need to be a member of LawRight. Participants receive emails about pro bono referrals, and can choose if and when you take on a matter. To join, contact or call (07) 3846 6317.