Popular pro bono community legal service LawRight will hold its rescheduled Red Wine for Justice gala on 14 October.
LawRight – which has been providing free legal assistance to the state’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged for more than 21 years – has provided access to justice to more than 20,000 people since its inception.
It has assisted 10,000 people to gain access to justice at homelessness and health organisations, connected 2000 to pro bono representation and helped 8000 people self-represent themselves in court.
LawRight relies on fundraising to continue its invaluable work via its annual Law Walk – held this year on 17 May – and its popular Red Wine for Justice evening, which had been scheduled for 29 July.
Unfortunately, due to COVID issues the event did not go ahead as planned. However, LawRight has announced the event will now be held from 6pm on Friday 14 October.
“We have moved all the lovely wine back into storage and look forward to a Spring event,” LawRight announced. “All tickets remain valid and we look forward to seeing you on 14 October.”
There are still a few tickets available for people wishing to register to attend.
The 2019 event was generously hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills, and the wines donated for drinking and auction fuelled some excited bidding, with over $47,000 raised for LawRight. The proposed 2021 event was suspended due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
This year’s auction will include a chance for people to bid on opportunities to break bread or taste quality baked goods with eminent former Supreme Court judges.
One is a picnic for eight with LawRight President and former judge the Honourable Roslyn Atkinson AO, and former solicitor-turned-Supreme Court Senior Judge Administrator Ann Lyons.
The other is an auction for a high tea for five with former Court of Appeal President and current Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce chair, the Honourable Margaret McMurdo AC, and Queensland’s first woman Supreme Court judge appointed in April 1992, the Honourable Margaret White AO.