PILCH is a leading Victorian, not-for-profit organisation which is committed to furthering the public interest, improving access to justice and protecting human rights. PILCH does this by facilitating the provision of pro bono legal services and undertaking law reform, policy work and legal education.
In carrying out its mission, PILCH specifically seeks to address disadvantage and marginalisation in the community, to effect structural change to address injustice, to foster a strong pro bono culture in Victoria and to increase the pro bono capacity of the legal profession.
The Boards of PILCH in NSW and Victoria agreed in principle in May 2012 for the two organisations to integrate to form a new pro bono organisation which will operate across the two states, pending agreement of members at the 2012 AGM's.
A Members Briefing Note, about the proposed integration, and paper outlining the proposed Governance Model, was distributed to all members in mid October 2012. Resolutions based on these documents will be put to each AGM (NSW on 13 November and Victoria on 15 November).
Adoption of the resolutions will mean the organisations will combine resources, and move to full integration by 1 July 2013.