We provide legal help for people who can’t afford a lawyer, don’t qualify for other free services, and have a legal matter that we consider to be in the public interest. You can apply for help through one of the three options below.
I need help
If no one else can help and your legal issue is in the public interest, we can connect you with lawyers or barristers who will help you for free.
Our Public Interest Law team prioritises pro bono referrals in four areas. Each priority area was identified due to a gap in legal services to assist people disadvantaged by the justice system, and the need for systemic law reform. We dedicate extra time to referrals and advocacy within our priority areas, including by setting up clear referral pathways within our network of pro bono lawyers.