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How to find Pro-Bono legal representation?

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The Whirlwind View Drop Down
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    Posted: 18/September/2017 at 17:29
Have an appeal going to the Court of Appeal from the Land and Environment Court of NSW, currently have filed the Notice of Appeal in the Supreme Court Registry and served on the Respondent, and are now working on the Red Book and my Submissions which I will file and serve in a couple of weeks.

I understand the law but the thing is Judges don't like awarding a case to someone self represented over a barrister or SC as they think it destroys the mystique of the legal profession.

Plus also I am not that good at speaking in public.

I can't afford to hire a barrister, so I was thinking of looking for a barrister who might agree to do it Pro-Bono.

What are my chances of finding a barrister who will do it pro-bono, and where are the best places to look?

Thanks

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  Quote citizen-joe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/September/2017 at 01:02
You probably have two chances of finding such a lawyer, yours and Buckley's.

However if you visit a community legal centre you may find someone willing to give you some advice, for a donation to the centre if you can afford it.

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  Quote The Whirlwind Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/September/2017 at 07:15
I find Community Legal Centre's never know anything, plus I don't need advice, it's a technical case, depends on statutory interpretation, which I'm good at.

Just need someone to do the presentation of the case in court.

What about a junior barrister who has just been admitted to the bar, do you think they would like the opportunity to make a name for themselves (it's the Court of Appeal)?

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