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Law firm's pro bono work helping to bring historic birds home

Law firm's pro bono work helping to bring historic birds home

Paul Brennan is an obsessive aviation enthusiast. He held a private pilot licence for a while and even though it’s been a few years between flights, his head is still firmly in the air. Over the past two years Mr Brennan has been feeding and breeding his obsession with a campaign…

Citizens Advice — providing 3,000 pro bono hours a year

Kerry Dalton and Sacha Green Each year more than half a million inquiries are made at the 83 branches of Citizens Advice Bureau. While the trained volunteers are able to deal with most inquiries themselves, some people require more specialist help, and 58 of the CAB’s sites provide legal clinics – equating…
Auckland Litigant in Person Pro Bono Service extended

Auckland Litigant in Person Pro Bono Service extended

Auckland Community Law Centre’s (ACLC) Litigant in Person Pro Bono Service recently extended its operations in the Employment Court at Auckland. Unrepresented people considering a challenge to an Employment Relations Authority determination can now receive free advice about their case and the Employment Court process. As co-manager of the ACLC I…

Lawyers for good: How pro bono work contributes to society

Heard that joke about how 99% of lawyers make the rest look bad? Or Winston Churchill’s assessment that “Lawyers occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.” Is there any other profession that has a whole comedy genre…

Global links aid firm’s local work

Adam Holloway Law giant DLA Piper has connections in most parts of the globe, which is extremely handy when it comes to arranging pro bono projects in New Zealand. The firm describes itself as “one of the largest providers in the world” of pro bono services, with 270,000 hours donated during 2016. Adam…

Equal Justice Project helps practical skills development

Equal Justice project volunteers at the organisation's opening event. The Equal Justice Project’s pro bono initiative gives law students invaluable opportunities to gain experience while working on human rights projects in New Zealand. The team offers support to practitioners, academics, interest organisations and community groups who share the charity’s goals of promoting…

A French intern’s experience of community law

French law student Joséphine Pech completed an internship at Tairawhiti Community Law Centre earlier this year. After completing a double bachelor’s degree in law and foreign languages (English and Spanish) in her native France, Ms Pech gained a diploma in criminology in 2015. In 2016 she completed the first year…
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