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.
Tables of 10 are filling fast for the QPILCH Public Interest Address. The 2016 PIA will be delivered by Jacqueline Reed, CEO of Create Foundation and 2014 Churchill Fellow.
Please register your table or book a place by tomorrow.
You can book a table and organise the individual registrants later. If you'd like to book over the phone, please call us on 3846 6317 and we will assist you.
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.
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.