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PILCH Receives Funding Boost


Friday, 18th June 2010 at 12:15 pm
Lina Caneva, Editor
PILCH, a Victorian service that provides free or low-cost legal support to Not for Profit organisations has received a funding boost from the Brumby Labor Government.

Friday, 18th June 2010
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PILCH Receives Funding Boost
Friday, 18th June 2010 at 12:15 pm

PILCH, a Victorian service that provides free or low-cost legal support to Not for Profit organisations has received a funding boost from the Brumby Labor Government.

The Minister for Community Development Lily D’Ambrosio has announced that the Public Interest Law Clearing House (PILCH) will receive $274,000 to continue its work to support community organisations through its PilchConnect service.

The Minister made the funding announcement at the a PilchConnect Forum debate on the the best regulatory model for the Australian Not for Profit sector in Melbourne.

She says PilchConnect  aims to improve access to justice and protect human rights by providing pro bono legal services for Victorian Not for Profit  community organisations.

 
Minister Lily D'Ambrosio with Myles McGregor Lowndes at PilchConnect D’Ambrosio (pictured right, at the PilchConnect Forum with QUT's Myles McGregor Lowndes) says the funding will help PilchConnect handle between 600 and 800 legal enquiries and provide free phone advice and referrals for community organisations in need of pro bono law firms.
 
Deputy Premier and Attorney-General Rob Hulls said through this service, community organisations had access to free or low-cost legal advice about regulatory and compliance issues arising under both State and Federal Government legislation.
 
He says the PilchConnect service combines the pro bono resources of the private legal profession, with specialist in-house expertise, to deliver legal advice, assistance and training to not-for-profit community organisations.
 
PilchConnect started as a pilot program in 2007. It has received support from a variety of sources including the National Australia Bank, Victorian Law Foundation, William Buckland Foundation and the Legal Services Board of Victoria. 


Lina Caneva  |  Editor |  @ProBonoNews

Lina Caneva has been a journalist for more than 35 years, and Editor of Pro Bono Australia News since it was founded in 2000.

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