|We thank barrister Dan O’Gorman for his pro bono discrimination advice in relation to our accessible trains campaign, and we thank the University of Queensland Disability Law Clinic and Professor Heather Douglas for advice on discrimination law.
We thank law firm Maurice Blackburn for its generous donation, which has funded the reprint of QAI’s Easy English Guide to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability, an in-demand publication.
We are grateful to law firms Allens and Hall & Wilcox who provide pro bono professional support to ensure that we can maximise our limited resources.
QAI continues to be supported by a number of student volunteers through the University of Queensland’s Disability Law Clinic (two students every Tuesday) and Queensland University of Technology’s Legal Clinic (two students every Friday). We also receive assistance from many enthusiastic and long term volunteers and students on practical legal training placement. We thank these students and universities for their ongoing support.
A huge thank you to Karen Williams who resigned from our mental health law barrister panel after 7 years of reduced fee and no fee work for our clients. Thanks also to remaining members Nanette Noble, David Cormack, and new member Ben McMillan. We also thank barristers Matt Black and Ben Moses for their pro bono contributions.
We are grateful to Minter Ellison for reviewing QAI’s pro forma employment contracts on a pro bono basis.
Finally, a thank you to psychiatrists Professor Harry McConnell and Dr Jeremy Butler for their excellent work preparing careful second opinions for some of our complex clients.