LCA calls for funding to support lawyers’ ‘staggering’ pro bono efforts

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The millions of free hours lawyers across the country have dedicated to everyday people during their time of greatest need have been lauded by the Law Council of Australia

“Staggering” is how the Law Council of Australia (LCA) has described 2.86 million free hours provided by lawyers since 2007.

Efo 2bResponding to a new report published by the Australian Pro Bono Centre, LCA president Fiona McLeod SC said that contributions of such scale were unique to the legal profession.

She said that the time generously given for free legal services equated to roughly one week of unpaid work a year for each Aussie…

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