Gilchrist Connell has a long history of displaying our core values in ways that engage with the community. This commitment to increase access to justice and contribute to the public good has seen the recent appointment of dedicated Pro Bono Principal, Jilly Field.
Jilly is tasked with leading our strategic direction in relation to our pro bono practice. We recognise the role private law can have in advancing the principle that everyone should have access to legal advice and we understand the ethical obligations that come with the privilege of our profession.
As a signatory to the National Pro Bono Target, we ensure our lawyers have the opportunity to leverage their legal skill in response to unmet legal need. We work with individuals facing disadvantage who are unable to obtain Legal Aid, and support front line lawyers and organisations working in the public interest. These commitments forms the basis of our pro bono response.
Gilchrist Connell has an established track record of providing legal advice through sector partnerships and directly to individuals. This has included lawyers servicing front line legal clinics, advising a number of not for profits and representing individuals facing elder abuse, unfair eviction and other injustices.