PILA runs a Pro Bono Referral Scheme that connects social justice organisations with free legal expertise provided by a pro bono barrister or solicitor.
We work with a wide range of social justice partners, including community organisations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and independent law centres.
NGO partners can obtain free legal assistance where they do not have the resources or in-house expertise, in the following ways:
PILA also provides opportunities for organisations to attend events, or initiate roundtables on common themes or new areas of law.
The only exception is where an NGO partner is supporting a person with a legal need that relates to a wider systemic issue.
If you are an individual with a legal question, you can contact FLAC’s telephone information and referral line on lo-call 1890 350 250 (from a landline) or 01-874 5690 (from a mobile).