The Open Justice Project is a collaboration between the Victorian Bar and the Monash Faculty of Law. It enables later year undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Faculty to provide pro bono legal assistance (such as research and paralegal assistance) to barristers in pro bono matters.
The Patron of the Project is the Honourable Chris Maxwell AC, President of the Court of Appeal.
The purposes of the Open Justice Project pilot are to:
Barristers who wish to be part of the Open Justice Project can access the handbook and application form through the member portal here.
An event to mark the launch of the Open Justice Project was held on Wednesday, 24 March 2021. Attendees heard from various speakers who explained the importance of the Project as well as how it will mutually benefit students at Monash University and barristers who provide pro bono assistance.
A video of the event is available to watch here:
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