The bar has always been very supportive of QPILCH and we have around 100 barrister members.

Members join an email list and are sent requests when pro bono assistance is needed in a public interest matter. It is completely at your discretion when to offer to assist, depending on your expertise, capacity and interest.

Barristers typically assist with advices (often to community legal centres and other not-for-profits), and representation, working with QPILCH member firms.

For non-members - Bar Pro Bono Referral Service

Barristers who are members of the Bar Association of Queensland can participate in the Bar Pro Bono Referral Service, which QPILCH coordinates on behalf of the BAQ. This service is free to join for any BAQ members.

Magistrates Court Service

QPILCH and the BAQ have recently started a project in which barristers assist litigants in civil matters in the Brisbane registry of the Magistrates Court.

Barristers will help assess applications, and where they determine a matter has merit, QPILCH will attempt to find a member law firm to instruct the barrister.

If you are interested in participating in this new project, please let us know.

Other volunteering opportunities