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.
QPILCH and its clients receives invaluable assistance from all of its volunteers who have given their time for the benefit of disadvantaged and vulnerable Queenslanders.
QPILCH has published its first report assessing the impact of its work for clients. The report shows that our work makes a difference in the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged Queenslanders and is appreciated by them irrespective of the outcome they receive.
2015 - 2016 was another full year with a 75% increase in new files over 2014-15, 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 Queensland legal profession has always provided pro bono assistance to our communities. Since QPILCH was founded in 2001, the profession has made a concerted contribution to helping people who are the most vulnerable in our State. Recognising this achievement, QPILCH has published a report celebrating the legal profession’s commitment to structured pro bono. This report is can be accessed here.
The Mental Health Collaboration Project aims to increase access to justice for clients with mental illness by providing community lawyers with skills and resources to work effectively and collaboratively with this client group, to meet all their legal needs.