Pro Bono

We are proud proponents of social justice for everyone, and provide advice and support to marginalised and disadvantaged people, either individually or through organisations supporting them. We have a particular focus on Aboriginal clients, people with disabilities, and refugees and human rights issues, but our services are not limited to these groups or areas.

Our Approach

We assist with matters that impact on people's day-to-day lives; matters such as challenging discrimination, ensuring they can access their employment entitlements, stay in appropriate housing, seeking victims compensation, applying for refugee status, legal planning for the future and on credit and debt matters.

We act for not-for-profit organisations supporting our pro bono clients on a wide range of matters. We help those organisations with their own legal needs so they can focus on helping those that they serve.

We also work with clients to address social injustice through law and policy reform including drafting submissions, public interest litigation and general advocacy.

In addition to the work we do at Gilbert + Tobin we have a range of outreach programs where we provide legal advice to some of the most marginalised and disadvantage in our community. We provide advice at the Marrickville Legal Centre, MOSAIC, Matthew Talbot Homeless Shelter and the Asylum Seeker Centre on a weekly basis. We conduct legal clinics everywhere from Brewarrina to Campbelltown.

Gilbert + Tobin is a pro bono pioneer; we appointed Australia’s first full-time in house pro bono lawyer in 1996 and we are proud to now have two partners, supported by a team of full-time lawyers committed to sharing our resources and expertise with our community.