With the help of our members we have helped thousands of vulnerable and disadvantaged clients gain access to justice. Here is one example of the power of pro bono.
At age 63, Mary was confronted with the very real prospect of bankruptcy and homelessness.
Mary was born and raised in the Northern Territory. She married and had three children. Sadly, her marriage was marred by years of violence from a controlling and alcoholic husband. Mary eventually left her husband and relocated to Adelaide.
Mary’s husband passed away several years later, but left behind a terrible legacy. Years of abuse, together with the trauma of a difficult birth of her youngest child, had left Mary suffering from PTSD and depression. Mary’s husband had also left Mary with a significant debt. During their marriage, he had bullied her to borrow to fund a speculative investment...