Role of the Legal Profession for Social Justice, Legal Aid and Pro Bono Work
"Thank you for inviting me to speak today.
As many of you are aware, the Law Council is the peak national representative body of the Australian legal profession, and represents around 65,000 legal practitioners nationwide. We advise governments, courts and federal agencies on ways in which the law and the justice system can be improved for the benefit of the community.
As the President of the Law Council this year, I have been asked to speak on the topic of “Role of the Legal Profession for Social Justice; Legal Aid and Pro Bono work”...."
Speech delivered by Fiona McLeod SC, President of the Law Council of Australia, at the 2017 Presidents of Law Associations of Asia Conference (POLA), Colombo, Sri Lanka. Read full speech below.