UQ Pro Bono Centre hosts training for Mental Health Review Tribunal

16 Feb 2015

On Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 February, the UQ Pro Bono Centre hosted weekend training for 35 law students to become volunteer advocates within the Mental Health Review Tribunal (MHRT). Law students from UQ, QUT and Bond all participated in the training, which is now in its third year.

The training, which was written, organised and delivered by lawyers from the QPILCH Mental Health Law Practice, is designed to prepare students to become effective non-legal advocates for individuals appearing before the MHRT in circumstances where their Involuntary Treatment Orders are under review.  The QPILCH Tribunal Advocacy Service is strongly supported by the MHRT, with Tribunal staff also attending the weekend training to share their knowledge of Tribunal processes and procedure with the law students.