Who we are

Our Impact

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.

Huge relief for Homeless Legal client

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...

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Mary's Story

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...

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Sometimes timely legal help can be life-saving

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...

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Self-Representation and Referral Services collaborate to help co-defendants

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...

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Terminally ill mother given urgent assistance to record her wishes

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...

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Homeless, unemployed man wins redress against illegal eviction

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....

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JusticeNet helps client with long-running tenancy dispute

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...

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Pro bono lawyers prove case against employee to be anything but concrete

19 Apr 2016

“I am incredibly grateful for the assistance JusticeNet was able to provide to me at a difficult time...If it weren't for JusticeNet’s help my only option would have been to represent myself. The l...

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Jenny helped to defend against sham contract

30 Mar 2016

"Jenny was nervous and unsure when she first came to us. I watched her gain confidence throughout the process. Being able to help Jenny was very satisfying." Daria McLachlan, Sparke Helmore Lawyers...

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