In recognition of the need for greater access to justice in Regional, Rural and Remote (RRR) areas, the UQ Pro Bono Centre partners with social justice legal services to deliver legal advice and assistance throughout Queensland. This ongoing initiative gives students the opportunity to be involved in the planning and travel associated with justice visits to RRR areas supporting community lawyers. 

RRR justice visits

Our first RRR justice visit involved 3 students and 2 UQ academic supervisors travelling to regional Victoria in July 2022 to meet and work with Traditional Owners following the research and development of a comprehensive report involving cultural loss in Native Title claims.

The Centre has also partnered with 3 other organisations for an initial period of 3 years to undertake outreach work across regional, rural and remote areas. The pilot trip with Basic Rights Queensland is planned for September 2022. Two UQ students will travel with Basic Rights to Gulf Communities Queensland.

How to seek assistance

Email your request for assistance to either the UQ Pro Bono Centre (probono@law.uq.edu.au) or one of our justice partners; Basic Rights Queensland, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (Qld) or TASC Legal and Social Justice Services. Please provide a description of the type of support your community needs.

Students interested in being involved in the RRR initiatives will be able to apply for roles through the Pro Bon Centre roster when positions are advertised. The experience and commitment with RRR will vary depending on the objective of the justice visit, the needs fof the lcoal community, and the intent of the partner organisation.

How to apply

Start by signing up to the Pro Bono roster. Joining the roster ensures you will be notified of opportunities as they arise.

Join the Pro Bono roster