JusticeNet is hiring!

A full-time, fixed term Solicitor position is now available at JusticeNet. This role is primarily to assist with the delivery of JusticeNet’s Federal Courts Self-Representation Service (3 days / week). The position will also provide 2 days / week legal and project support to the Executive Director and Referrals Solicitor to deliver Pro Bono Connect and our new Homeless Legal service.

Walk for Justice 2019

The Walk for Justice raises vital funds for JusticeNet SA and celebrates the legal profession’s pro bono contribution to ensuring thousands of South Australians have access to justice. The Walk for Justice commences at 7:30am on Tuesday 21 May 2019 at the University of Adelaide Law School (Ligertwood Building) forecourt.

2019 Summer CPD Intensive

Our popular Summer Intensive is back for 2019. Get all of your mandatory CPD points and support disadvantaged South Australians access justice.

2020 Summer CPD Intensive

Start 2020 with your mandatory CPD points and help disadvantaged South Australians access justice

The 2020 Summer CPD Intensive is a quality program of informative and entertaining seminars from leading members in the profession. All mandatory CPD units are covered. You also get the "feel good" factor of knowing that you are helping JusticeNet to provide access to justice for disadvantaged and marginalised South Australians.

Almost End of Year Celebration

We've had a busy and exciting year working with our pro bono community to improve access to justice in SA. It must be time to celebrate!

You are invited to JusticeNet’s Almost End of Year Celebration at 63 Pirie St - with thanks to Cowell Clarke Commercial Lawyers.

Please join us to catch up with friends and colleagues and to reflect on the achievements – and challenges – of 2019.

2019 Annual General Meeting

Members and supporters of JusticeNet SA are invited to our Annual General Meeting.

5:30 pm, Tuesday 29 October 2019
Cowell Clarke Commercial Lawyers
Level 9/63 Pirie Street
Adelaide SA 5000

JusticeNet is looking for a part-time solicitor

JusticeNet is seeking a solicitor, preferably with 1-2 years PAE, to assist with the delivery of our Self-Representation Service (Federal Courts) SA/NT (the Service).

Applicants should note that the position is three days per week on a fixed-term contract until 30 June 2020, with the potential for renewal, subject to funding. The Service has been funded under a three-year agreement with the Commonwealth Government that expires 30 June 2020. JusticeNet is seeking ongoing funding.

JusticeNet’s Self-Representation Service to Close

In September 2013, JusticeNet SA commenced a pilot Self-Representation Service in the Supreme Court of South Australia. The Service was funded by a seed grant from the Law Foundation of South Australia. Following a successful first year and a positive evaluation, JusticeNet secured additional funding to expand the Service into the District Court and open 4 days per week. The Service was re-named the State Courts Self-Representation Service.
 

Self-Representation Service helps client with long-running tenancy dispute

When David approached the Self-Representation Service he was unemployed and had no assets. He had been involved in a long-running dispute with his former landlord arising from his eviction from a commercial property in 1999. He had limited formal education and he presented to the service with his trousers held up with a piece of string. It might have been easy to dismiss David as a ‘nuisance’ and vexatious-type litigant. However, careful examination of his case suggested that he had legitimate reason for feeling aggrieved.

Pro bono lawyers prove case against employee to be anything but concrete

Francine* was employed as a book keeper by a sole trader concreting business in Tasmania. Francine’s employer was looking to expand his business when he came across a spray paving licensing opportunity with ‘We-Spray-U’* , based in Adelaide. We-Spray-U (WSU) marketed ‘packages’ which are said to include confidential business and technical material, training, on-going support and equipment in relation to concrete decorating and resurfacing.