The Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House is a not-for-profit, community-based organisation providing pro bono legal services to individuals and community groups.
Our vision is for a just, fair and accessible legal system where no-one is disadvantaged through lack of resources, knowledge or ability.
QPILCH provides pro bono civil law services to people unable to afford private legal assistance and ineligible for Legal Aid. To apply for help, complete our application form, below.
QPILCH factsheets and other publications are now available at Legalpedia.org.au, which uses wiki software to enable ready-access to resources and contributions and updates by pro bono lawyers.
We welcome practising and retired legal practitioners, law students and any others who wish to contribute in their own way.
Publicly available and password-protected resources to help practitioners in their pro bono work.
Renew membership - Your continued involvement will provide critical financial support to QPILCH and enable us to more effectively target the pro bono commitment of the Queensland profession.
2014-15 was a very full year providing access to justice to the most vulnerable in our community. Thank you to all our members, supporters and partners whose contributions made it possible.
The Mental Health Law Practice (MHLP) is urgently looking for a PLT Student to join their service. Closing date for applications is Monday 15th August 2016. For more information about the role, please click here.
Read the final papers of the Down to Earth project, on better ways to deal with development issues in the interests of all stakeholders.
QPILCH has responded to an identified gap in legal service delivery by starting a new Duty Lawyer Service to help debtors more effectively respond to enforcement proceedings commenced against them. The Service provides free advice and representation to enforcement debtors attending hearings at the Brisbane Magistrates Court each Wednesday from 8:30am to 12pm. The Service is located on level 7 (opposite the lifts) at the Brisbane Magistrates Court, George St. Click here for eligibility criteria and more information.