Since 2009 JusticeNet has been connecting individuals and organisations with pro bono lawyers so they can get the help they need.
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Our Impact Snapshot 2018
For JusticeNet, access to justice means providing high-quality legal help that is relevant to our client's needs. Through access to justice, we deliver life-changing solutions for our clients, such as:
- Protecting human and legal rights
- Navigating financial hardship
- Avoiding homelessness / stabilising housing
- Improved dignity and well being
- Enhanced capacity (charitable organisations)
Stories of Impact
The following cases studies illustrate the tangible impact that our work can have have on our client’s lives.
29 Sep 2020
Sam* presented to Homeless Legal at a real tipping point in his life. He was facing fines and criminal charges in multiple states while sleeping rough and battling substance abuse. With the support...
29 Sep 2020
Jason lives in public housing in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. He was born with an intellectual disability and deafness in one ear. He lived with his mother until she passed away and has been living...
12 May 2020
Belinda* was a resident of Catherine House who was referred to the lawyers from Homeless Legal for tenancy advice. Belinda had been ‘evicted’ from the rental property that she shared with another t...
16 Apr 2019
At age 63, Mary was confronted with the very real prospect of bankruptcy and homelessness. Mary was born and raised in the Northern Territory. She married and had three children. Sadly, her ma...
28 Mar 2018
“The outcome could not have been better and I certainly know that without your time, professionalism and kindness this result would never have happened. I believe you went way beyond the call of du...
12 Apr 2017
JusticeNet’s Self-Representation Services and Referral Service often work together to assist mutual clients.In this case, two brothers were co-defendants in District Court proceedings concerning th...
11 Apr 2017
When Simone’s* family approached JusticeNet for assistance, Simone was in hospital with only weeks to live. Her condition was deteriorating and she urgently needed the help of a lawyer to prepare a...
06 Sep 2016
"I remember Harry’s application well. He kept telling us how humiliated he felt appearing at the tribunal as he was only able to access a shower once a week and only had the clothes he was wearing....
26 Apr 2016
When David approached the Self-Representation Service he was unemployed and had no assets. He had been involved in a long-running dispute with his former landlord arising from his eviction from a c...