The Law Society’s Public Purposes Trust (the Trust) was established in 1985. “A copy of the deed establishing the Trust is set out in the Schedule to the Law Society Public Purposes Trust Act 1985 (WA) (the Act).” The Law Society of Western Australia (Inc.) is the trustee of the Law Society Public Purposes Trust.
In its role as Trustee, the Law Society sets policies with regard to the investment of the Trust’s assets and provides administration services to the Trust. The Trust receives its income from two sources, being income from the Trust’s investments and 49% of the interest paid by banks, on Solicitors Trust Accounts in Western Australia.
The Law Society does not decide which applications receive funding. Applications are assessed through an independent three stage process by an Allocations Committee and the Attorney General.
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