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Brisbane, QLD 4000
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Kurt Maroske


Added on: Nov 20, 2018

Last Updated: Nov 22, 2018

LawRight is an independent, not-for-profit, community-based legal organisation coordinating the provision of pro bono legal services for individuals and community groups in Queensland.

LawRight is an independent, not-for-profit, community-based legal organisation coordinating the provision of pro bono legal services for individuals and community groups in Queensland.

The LawRight Patron is The Honourable Catherine Holmes, Chief Justice of Queensland.

LawRight is a partnership of law firms, barristers, the Community Legal Centres Queensland, the Queensland Law Society, the Queensland Bar Association, Legal Aid Queensland, university law schools, accountancy firms and government and corporate legal units.

LawRight is committed to working in a flexible and innovative way to improve access to justice for people who cannot afford to pay a private lawyer and are ineligible for legal aid, and for community groups with public interest objectives.

LawRight operates a civil law referral service and direct legal services for particular disadvantaged client groups, and undertakes law reform, policy work and legal education.

LawRight is managed by a committee comprised of representatives of its members. The committee is elected annually.

LawRight works with its counterparts in other states and is a member of Pro Bono Access Australia.

PEOPLE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ORGANIZATION

Kurt Maroske

I'm a law graduate, outreach worker and legal researcher working for LawRight in Brisbane, Australia. LawRight is an independent, not-for-profit, community-based legal organisation coordinating the provision of pro bono legal services for individuals and community groups in Queensland. My interests primarily include legal outreach to vulnerable and marginalised clients, culturally-competent legal services, and collaboration between legal and non-legal support agencies. My background prior to commencing my legal studies was spent engaging with Queensland's marginalised communities in frontline, management, and policy roles. I currently coordinate an outreach legal clinic as part of LawRight's Homeless Person's Legal Clinics. We collaborate with commercial law firms to provide weekly outreach to crisis accommodation services and other homelessness support agencies. We take a holistic, client-centered approach to working with vulnerable clients who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. We collaborate with with social workers, drug and alcohol counselors, nurses, doctors, and other health and community professionals to provide wraparound support and holistic assistance to our clients. LawRight's mission goes beyond merely resolving a client's legal matters, as we seek to meaningfully improve the lives and circumstances of our clients.

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