The Coroners Court Pro Bono Scheme Launch


The Victorian Bar's Pro Bono Committee invites you to the formal launch of a new pilot Scheme recently established between the Coroners Court and the Victorian Bar.

The Scheme is designed to enable Coroner's, where appropriate , to request the assistance of pro-bono counsel in relation to a range of decisions including those dealing with the appointment of senior next of kin, autopsies and the release of a body.  Importantly, it will support the provision of legal assistance and representation to people affected by the coronial process at a particularly vulnerable period in their lives while generally improving access to justice.

The launch will coincide with a CPD Seminar with guest speakers discussing the operation and varioues categories of the Scheme along with daily impact and workings of the Coroners Court.

Meredith Schilling

Coroner Simon McGregor
Jodie Leditschke, Manager Coronial Admissions and Enquiries, Coroners Court