The Pro Bono Scheme was established by the Bar to provide legal advice and representation in Victoria to people in legal and financial need who cannot obtain appropriate legal assistance from another source. The Scheme is part of our tradition of providing legal assistance and is one of the defining characteristics of the Victorian Bar.
Around a 1000 members of the Victorian Bar participate in the Scheme, which is supervised by the Pro Bono Committee and administered by Justice Connect.
The Scheme celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2010. View full details of the Award winners in this Media Release.
Click here to read the comments of the then Chief Justice of Australia, Murray Gleeson, at the official re-launch of the Pro Bono Scheme.