Queensland’s legal fraternity took to the streets of Brisbane this morning to raise money for those less fortunate.

It’s the tenth year of what’s known as the “Justice Walk”.

Phoebe Powell reports.


Hundreds from as far as Cairns to the Gold Coast gathered at the law courts in George Street to begin the traditional walk through the CBD.

Led by Queensland’s Attorney General and the Chief Justice the event focuses on helping those people who don’t have easy access to legal support.

Vox 1: “To me we are walking to raise money for a cause that really needs it.”

The money raised will go to ‘LawRight’, a community legal organisation.

Yvette D’Ath, Qld Attorney General: “It’s about celebrating the legal profession and the great work they do and it’s also about better educating the community about the impact of our justice system.”

Most community legal centres rely on government funding.

Matthew Jones, President LawRight: “This year is particularly important because there has been a significant change in commonwealth funding and all CLC’s have been de-funded to some extent.”

Over the last year LawRight has assisted more than 3,000 disadvantaged Queenslanders and the legal profession provided over 22,000 hours of pro-bono service.

This morning’s walk is part of Law Week, it raised over $80,000 towards the cause, although they were hoping to double that figure.

Phoebe Powell QUT News.