Walk for Justice 2016 - Thank you!

Almost 600 walkers from across the legal community joined this year’s Walk for Justice on 17 May. It was inspiring to see so many South Australians assembled to support access to justice. Walkers raised over $49,000 to support the work of JusticeNet SA. The funds raised will enable JusticeNet to continue its work to facilitate access to justice for low-income and disadvantaged members of the South Australian community.

 

We would like to thank the below event partners for sponsoring our Walk for Justice in 2016.

We would also like to thank all of the Walk for Justice Ambassadors for their support.

Click on the Ambassador's name to see what our Ambassadors says about JusticeNet.

We would also like to introduce our Breakfast Club members who will be serving breakfast to our walkers as they arrive in Victoria Square:

  • The Hon Chief Justice Chris Kourakis QC
  • Katrine Hildyard MP, Minister Assisting the Premier and Member for Reynell
  • Vickie Chapman MP, Shadow Attorney General and State Member for Bragg
  • Senator Nick Xenophon, Independent Senator for South Australia
  • Deputy Lord Mayor Megan Hender
  • Melvin Mansell, Editorial Director SA, WA, NT & TAS News Ltd
 

"The annual Walk for Justice in support of JusticeNet has become a fixture in the South Australian Legal calendar. JusticeNet provides vital legal assistance for members of the South Australian community.
 
It is important that members of our community are able to access legal services. I commend JusticeNet and its Management for the work it does, and the help it provides South Australians in need."

The Hon John Rau MP, Deputy Premier and Attorney General

 

 

"Conceptions of justice are relative and fluid.  Access to legal assistance is now an accepted part of the right to seek redress from independent courts.  There is an increasing consensus that justice demands respect for human rights in the making and interpretation of laws.  Joining your colleagues and others on the “Walk for Justice” draws the community’s attention to these fundamental rights whilst at the same time raising funds for the provision of basic legal assistance."

The Hon Chief Justice Chris Kourakis QC, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

 

 

I’m Walking for Justice to state publicly my belief that our civilised society is dependent on Justice and the Rule of Law.

I support JusticeNet for the same reason.

The Hon Chief Judge Muecke, Chief Judge of the District Court

 

"I support JusticeNet because as a lawyer and a legislator, I know that our laws are only as good as our ability to use them.  Levelling the “access to justice” playing field makes for a fairer society."

Mr Mark Parnell MLC, Parliamentary leader, Greens SA

 

“The South Australian legal profession has a strong commitment to providing assistance where possible to those who are unable to afford or obtain legal representation. Joining and supporting JusticeNet in its walk for Justice 2016  is a public and practical demonstration of that commitment.”

Mr Michael Evans, Crown Solicitor

 

"JusticeNet is an essential service for people in the community who cannot afford a lawyer or are disadvantaged.  The service increases access to justice for people who would otherwise not have help, a vital community service and function.  I walk for justice to support the great work of JusticeNet and to raise awareness about community need for such services and to increase access to justice for all."

Ms Anne Gale, Public Advocate

 

"The Walk for Justice 2016 is a demonstration of strength by the SA Legal Profession, uniting in support of equality of opportunity to access justice."

Ms Gabrielle Canny, Director, Legal Services Commission of South Australia

 

 

"The Equal Opportunity Commission supports JusticeNet because it provides affordable and equal access to individuals and helps protect your rights through their services."

Ms Anne Burgess, Commissioner, Equal Opportunity Commission

 

"The Law Society is committed to providing access to justice for disadvantaged individuals and is pleased to support JusticeNet’s Walk for Justice in 2016."

Mr Stephen Hodder, Chief Executive, Law Society of South Australia

 

 

"The right to a fair go before our courts is fundamental but unfortunately not everyone has the same access to justice. Every day JusticeNet is working to right that wrong and provide a critical safety net to our most disadvantaged citizens. I’m proud to be a strong supporter of JusticeNet, a member of its Board and a Walk For Justice Ambassador again in 2016."

Ms Jayne Stinson, Court Reporter, Seven Network

 

 

"I support JusticeNet because I’ve volunteered on the Catherine House Trust for a number of years and I know that for many women, access to good legal support is a big part of breaking the cycle of homelessness and despair. Often women arrive at Catherine House with nothing but legal battles on their hands. I’m Walking for Justice because I don’t believe good legal representation should be limited to wealthy South Australians. I want to help raise awareness and funds for the fantastic work of JusticeNet in connecting people in need with generous pro bono lawyers."

Ms Lainie Anderson, Columnist, Sunday Mail

 

 

"JusticeNet does incredibly important work in our community, giving people who might not otherwise have access to lawyers the help they need."

Deputy Lord Mayor Megan Hender, Adelaide City Council