Student pro bono: Developing a Public Service Ethos in the Contemporary Australian Law School

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The Alternative Law Journal, 2004, 29 (6), pp. 280 - 284
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IIn 2001 the National Pro Bono Task Force ('the Task Force') found .that although the legal profession makes a signi.ficant contribution to the community through its pro bono work, a high level of unmet demand for legal as~stance remains.' The objective of the Task Force was to increase the number of lawyers offering pro bono services in areas where there is the greatest need. The Task Force recommended that action be taken to actively promote 'a strong pro bono cutture in Australia'2 and. to this end, that law students be given opportunities to participate in intemships outreach programs with a pro bono focus
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