RK Lawyer Amy Winner has had an article published in Ethos titled 'The new frontier: Changing the pro bono discussion'.
Community Legal Centres (CLCs) across Australia are facing unprecedented funding cuts, and there is only so much the private sector can do to assist CLCs so they can continue to deliver their services.
Furthermore, in 2017, CLCs are facing a massive 30 per cent reduction in Federal funding which are likely to impact direct legal service delivery, but also the day to day running of a CLC.
Amy states there are a number of ways we can help CLCs focus on legal service delivery and reduce their spend on essential, but non service or client related activities. Some of these include:
Provision of free training to assist CLC lawyers to meet their CLE/CPD requirements
Provision of free on-site training relevant to the CLC
Setting up mentoring relationships between lawyers