QPILCH holds several events during the year to showcase our work, highlight matters of public interest and raise funds for our services.
Walk for Justice
Every year in conjunction with walks in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and the UK, QPILCH holds the Walk for Justice, an event to raise funds for services for people who cannot afford a lawyer or obtain legal aid.
In 2012, the Walk for Justice was held on Tuesday 15 May, and was again led by QPILCH's patron, The Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Chief Justice of Queensland.
Walkers pay a registration fee and then take a scenic 5km walk around the city. The money raised by the Walk goes towards QPILCH's Disbursement Fund which is used primarily to fund outlays in pro bono litigation, such as filing fees and medical reports.
The Walk is also a celebration of the work done by QPILCH members and Queensland community legal centres, as well as the legal profession's ongoing commitment to providing access to justice in Queensland.
Public Interest Address
The annual Public Interest Address is QPILCH's flagship event. Prominent speakers are asked to address QPILCH members and invited guests on topics of current interest or concern.
In 2011 the Address was presented by QPILCH's patron, The Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Chief Justice of Queensland.
We thank Chief Justice de Jersey for his address, which marked QPILCH's 10th year of operation.
Copies of previous addresses are available below.
Sir Anthony Clarke MR (PIA4, 12 September 2006) and Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe AO (PIA5, 29 August 2007) did not provide a written speech.
- Christine Rau (18 October 2005) (PDF 72K)
- Lex Lasry QC - 27 October 2004 (PDF 35KB)
- David Marr, 20 August 2003 (PDF 35KB)
- Chief Justice Keane, 16 June 2010 (Word 83KB)
Red Wine for Justice
The inaugural Red Wine for Justice was held on 23 July 2010 to raise funds for QPILCH's vulnerable clients.
The second Red Wine for Justice was held on 14 October 2011 to raise money for QPILCH's Homeless Persons' Legal Clinic.
Both years, over 70 wine enthusiasts gathered at Law Society House and enjoyed fine wine auctions, wine tastings, competitions and talks by wine aficionados.
The next Red Wine for Justice will be held in 2013.