The Law Society operates programmes and initiatives for the benefit and education of our community, including the Francis Burt Law Education Programme, Old Court House Law Museum and Mock Trial Competition for schools. Law Access Limited coordinates the giving of pro bono legal assistance to individuals in genuine need.
The Law Society’s Community Services are The voice of the legal profession in Western Australia in the community.
Law Week is an annual opportunity for the legal profession to engage with the Western Australian community to build a shared understanding of the vital role of the law in our society. During Law Week each year, the Law Society showcases a series of events and information sessions focusing on law and justice in the community. Click here to find out more about Law Week.
Social Impact Measurement
In June 2019 the Law Society Council approved the Education and Community Services (Francis Burt Law Education Programme, Old Court House Law Museum and Mock Trial Competition) 2019/20 – 2021/22 Business Plan. A Key Action in that Business Plan was “Developing program logics for the Education and Community Services for each of the Programmes and carry out social impact measurement assessment to demonstrate impact and outcomes of them”.
In 2019/20, the Law Society allocated a budget to commence the first stage in the Education and Community Services (ECS) social impact measurement process: the development of the ECS program logics. The Centre for Social Impact UWA (CSI UWA) was contracted to coordinate and deliver the:
ECS Program Logic; and
the ECS Program Logic Report.
CSI UWA is preparing a costings paper to operationalize the Law Society’s ECS Program Logic.