Become a Member of JusticeNet SA

If you are a legal practitioner, the best way you can support JusticeNet is by becoming a member. Your membership strengthens our referral network and, through your annual membership contribution, provides us with essential financial support.

JusticeNet accepts individual memberships (solicitors, barristers, law students and allied professionals) and corporate memberships (corporations, incorporated associations, partnerships, statutory authorities or government entities).

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JusticeNet promotes the coordinated and efficient use of pro bono legal resources for the benefit of those most in need. Our services encourage and facilitate legal practitioners engaging in pro bono work by:

  • being a resource for practitioners who have received a pro bono request for assistance that is not within their expertise or capacity to assist;
  • referring meritorious matters to law firms and barristers;
  • providing a structure that enables practitioners to give one-off or discrete legal task assistance; and
  • providing ongoing support, if needed, to firms and barristers who accept referrals.

What are the benefits of membership?

JusticeNet membership is affordable and carries a range of tangible benefits, including:

  • demonstration of the ethics and values of your law firm;
  • access to innovative and challenging pro bono opportunities to help those in need;
  • access to JusticeNet support for your pro bono program;
  • increased staff satisfaction and morale;
  • the opportunity to develop relationships with senior members of the bar and law firms which undertake pro bono work;
  • the option of staff secondments to JusticeNet;
  • contributing to a positive image of the profession and the justice system generally;
  • access to JusticeNet publications and resources; and
  • potential tax deductibility.

JusticeNet helps our member firms and barristers to provide pro bono assistance by:

  • obtaining and collating information and documentation relevant to the assessment;
  • assessing applicants entitlement to pro bono legal assistance, including the merits of the matter;
  • referring only meritorious matters;
  • referring matters which are appropriate to the experience and expertise of you or your firm;
  • spreading the pro bono workload between member firms and barristers;
  • preparing a comprehensive brief for referral; and
  • providing ongoing support, if needed, to firms and barristers who accept referrals.

For more information about membership of JusticeNet SA download a Membership Information Kit.

Acceptance of a referral is subject to a member's interest, expertise and capacity to take on a particular matter.

Membership fees

Download a Membership Application Form

Contact

If you would like further information about membership of JusticeNet SA, please contact:

Tim Graham
Executive Director
Phone: (08) 8313 0705
Email: [email protected]