QPILCH primarily works with law firms and in-house legal units, but we welcome individual lawyers who wish to volunteer at QPILCH during business hours.
Retired and career break solicitors
We welcome retired and career break practitioners who wish to volunteer at QPILCH and can provide their knowledge, skills and experience to assist disadvantaged Queenslanders, and to mentor students. Your involvement at QPILCH is generally limited to assessing applications and writing correspondnece and advices; QPILCH does not give advice directly to clients except in our clinics.
Retired practitioners can obtain a volunteer practising certificate from the QLS at no cost, so long as they volunteer through a CLC such as QPILCH. Our professional indemnity insurance and volunteer insurance covers lawyers who volunteer with QPILCH.
If you would like to assist QPILCH by doing pro bono legal work (rather than volunteering at QPILCH) you may wish to become a member.
Volunteering outside business hours
If you are seeking volunteering opportunities outside business hours, we suggest you contact:
- Community Legal Centre Volunteers - National Website for Volunteering at Community Legal Centres (www.clcvolunteers.net.au/)
- Queensland Association of Independent Legal Services (QAILS) - for opportunities across Queensland Community Legal Centres (www.qails.org.au)
- Caxton Legal Centre - The largest generalist Community Legal Centre in Brisbane (www.caxton.org.au/)