Australia runs out of pro bono work for students

By Neasa MacErlean

12 September 2013 at 07:01 BST

The National Pro Bono Resource Centre is struggling to find enough work to satisfy the supply of students and graduates.

Quwensland: A barrier to opportunities

Its Social Justice Opportunities unit was established two years ago to match students and graduates to paid and unpaid work. But Daniel Jacobs, its founder, says that his team is now finding it tough to come up with the positions. He told Lawyers Weekly: 'I’m going to every legal aid jobs page on a regular basis and seeing that there are just no jobs for lawyers, particularly at the start of their careers. Queensland Legal Aid, for example, stopped its legal internship programs for two years in a row, so that’s a whole intake of students who didn’t get the opportunity.'


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