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Pro Bono

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Pro Bono is an integral part of the philosophy of TressCox Lawyers. We are uniquely placed to protect human rights and to assist individuals who are, and organisations who assist, the disadvantaged and marginalised.

We actively seek to grow our pro bono practice and will help on a pro bono basis, subject to the requirements of our pro bono policy, for:

  • Individuals who are disadvantaged or marginalised,
  • Not for profit organisations which assist disadvantaged or marginalised groups, and
  • The public good in matters which raise issues of public interest or broad public concern.

As part of our commitment we are a member of, and receive referrals through clearing houses JusticeConnect (NSW & VIC) and LawRight (previously QPILCH in QLD). These clearing houses are charitable organisations which assess and distribute a broad range of pro bono work to their member law firms. We take referrals from LawHelp, a service of the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations and receive unsolicited calls from charitable and volunteer organisations based on our reputation in commercial and pro bono work. We also ask our Team Members to nominate organisations with which they have a connection or commitment for pro bono assistance and offer training and information to not for profit organisations.

We have appointed a dedicated Pro Bono team. Led by Partner Karen Keogh our Pro Bono team is committed to delivering legal services to disadvantaged and marginalised members of society in a cohesive and targeted manner. Other team contacts include:

If you wish to request pro bono assistance please contact us by sending Karen Keogh an email. Please note that TressCox does not act in litigation matters or in Family law disputes on a pro bono basis.

Our Pro Bono Partnerships

Even though TressCox provides pro bono legal services to a wide range of clients, the Firm has a particular commitment to organisations with a health or disabilities focus, including:

  • Aids Action Council of the ACT Inc
  • AMA (NSW) Charitable Foundation
  • AMA Queensland Foundation
  • Caring 4 ASD Limited
  • Cerebral Palsy Support Network
  • Disability Services Australia
  • Doctors' Health Advisory Service (NSW) Inc
  • Lynch Syndrome Australia
  • Medical Benevolent Association of NSW
  • Neuroblastoma Australia Incorporated
  • RMH Randwick
  • RMH Westmead
  • SpinalCure Australia
  • Sydney Hospital Hand Foundation
  • Transplant Australia
  • Vision2020 The Right to Sight

Our commitment to access to justice can be demonstrated by our support of:

  • Australian Centre for Disability Law
  • Self Representation Service before the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal
  • Self Representation Service at the Federal Court and Federal Circuit Court in NSW, Victoria and Queensland
  • Migrant Outreach Service Advice, Information, Community Education (MOSAIC) in NSW

For matters of public interest, we have long standing relationships supporting organisations locally and internationally, including:

  • the Property Industry Foundation (Local Projects - Providing fundamental services (such as education, employment and well-being) for at-risk and homeless young people around Australia) 
  • SeeBeyondBorders (International Aid Projects - Providing much needed educational programs to local communities in Cambodia)
  • Send Hope (International Aid Projects – Providing vital health programs for new mothers in impoverished communities in the Pacific region)
  • The Ocean Agency (International Conservation Projects – Mapping and protecting the ocean ecosystems, such as the Coral Reef Crisis)
  • War Child Australia (International Aid Projects – Striving for security and access to quality health, educational and recreational facilities and services for children who become victims of armed conflict)
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