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For the Public Good

For the Public Good

Pro bono and the legal profession in Australia

Edited by Christopher Arup and Kathy Laster


For the Public Good is a special issue (Volume 19) of the journal Law in Context. The contents are listed below. You can read the abstract for each chapter by clicking on its title.

You can purchase a single copy of this issue through this page, or subscribe to the journal from the journal page.


Christopher Arup and Kathy Laster
Why Lawyers Should Do Pro Bono Work
Stephen Parker
Professions and the Public Good
John Western, Toni Makkai and Kristin Natalier
Law Clinics and the Promotion of Public Interest Lawyering
Irene Styles and Archie Zariski
Pro Bono as a Professional Legacy
Donald Robertson
How and Why is Pro Bono Flourishing: A Comparison of Recent Developments in Sweden and China
Francis Regan
Barriers to Pro Bono: Commercial Conflicts of Interest Reconsidered
Elisabeth Wentworth
Pro Bono in the Post-Professional Spectrum of Legal Services
Christopher Arup
Introduction to Report of the National Pro Bono Task Force and Recommended Action Plan
David Weisbrot


This collection of articles enhanced my understanding of what pro bono is … If you’re even vaguely interested in the hows and whys of pro bono, and why you should be part of it, then you’ll find dipping into even one of these articles worthwhile.

Alternative Law Journal, Vol 27 (3), June 2002


Published September 2001
Publisher The Federation Press
ISBN 9781862874114
Australian RRP $55.00
International Price $53.00
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