We have a long tradition of VGSO staff using their professional skills to serve the public interest. We recognise the importance of VGSO solicitors providing pro bono legal services.
We provide pro bono services to not-for-profit organisations and community or specialist legal centres. Examples of this involvement include:
- partnership with the Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre (BMCLC)
- relationship with Inner Melbourne Community Legal Centre (IMCLC) - secondee lawyer provided each year to assist disadvantaged people in the City of Melbourne area
History of VGSO's Pro Bono Program
In 2012, VGSO formed an internal Committee to develop a pro bono policy and identify pro bono opportunities for VGSO employees. The Policy was created in 2013 and endorsed by the then VGS and Victorian Attorney-General. Implementation of the Policy has traditionally been overseen by the Committee and its Pro Bono Manager. Going forward the program will be overseen by a Pro Bono Manager.
Reviewed 14 May 2021