Who we are

Our Impact

Since 2009 JusticeNet has been connecting individuals and organisations with pro bono lawyers so they can get the help they need.

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Our Impact Snapshot 2020/21

For JusticeNet, access to justice means providing high-quality legal help that is relevant to our client's needs. Through access to justice, we deliver life-changing solutions for our clients, such as:

  • Protecting human and legal rights
  • Navigating financial hardship
  • Avoiding homelessness  / stabilising housing
  • Improved dignity and well being
  • Enhanced capacity (charitable organisations)

Stories of Impact

The following cases studies illustrate the tangible impact that our work can have have on our client’s lives.

John is given the gift of time

18 Oct 2021

John had been living in his public housing property for nearly 20 years. He was referred to Homeless Legal when his landlord obtained an order to evict him. John was devastated by the prospect of l...

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Max saved from homelessness

06 Oct 2021

Max was evicted by his landlord and so approached Homeless Legal for help. Max has been diagnosed with various mental health conditions and the stressors of 2020 really tripped him up. He lost his ...

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Saving Peter's Home

22 Mar 2021

JusticeNet’s Pro Bono Connect (PBC), recently represented an elderly man to defend eviction proceeding filed in SACAT, with the assistance of pro bono counsel, Marita Pangallo of Howard Zelling Cha...

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David avoids eviction

21 Mar 2021

David* is a pensioner and has been a tenant of Housing SA for 20 years. Recently, Housing SA applied to the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT) to terminate his tenancy due t...

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Safe Haven a Step Closer for Mohen

21 Mar 2021

JusticeNet members Peter Barnes and Paula Stirling made a successful application on behalf of Mohen*, a Sri Lankan asylum seeker, for judicial review of a decision to refuse him a protection visa (...

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Debt Recovery for Jason

28 Sep 2020

Jason lives in public housing in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. He was born with an intellectual disability and deafness in one ear. He lived with his mother until she passed away and has been living...

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Fines Enforcement and Detox

28 Sep 2020

Sam* presented to Homeless Legal at a real tipping point in his life. He was facing fines and criminal charges in multiple states while sleeping rough and battling substance abuse. With the support...

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Huge relief for Homeless Legal client

11 May 2020

Belinda* was a resident of Catherine House who was referred to the lawyers from Homeless Legal for tenancy advice. Belinda had been ‘evicted’ from the rental property that she shared with another t...

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Mary's Story

15 Apr 2019

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 ma...

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