Referral Agency Registration

Referral Agency Registration

Before sending your first referral you need to register.  Please fill out this form. It only takes about 3 mins.  You only need to do it once.

Manager Details

Main Agency Contact (if different from manager)

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 10% of the population account for 65% of all legal problems

  • These problems are serious - often resulting in poverty, homelessness, or ongoing harm at the hands of others

  • Only 12% of these people seek help from a private lawyer 

HELP PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES

  • Pro bono can help people escape from poverty and harm

 

  • It can strengthen families and communities

 

  • It can reduce the downstream costs for society of unresolved legal issues

BENEFITS TO LAWYERS
AND FIRMS

  • Pro bono improves job satisfaction, recruitment and retention 

  • It develops professional skills and confidence of lawyers 

  • It helps to develop your brand and connections, including with clients and government 

WHO DO WE WORK WITH?

We work with pro bono providers, including: 

  •  Firms 

  • Sole practitioners 

  • Barristers 

​If you are in-house or cannot practice on your own account we may not be able to send you referrals.  But there are other ways to get involved.  Register your interest and we will let you know the options available to you.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • You register with Te Ara Ture and our on-line pro bono portal

 

  • We receive applications and do an eligibility assessment 

  • We post opportunities on our on-line portal 

  • You submit an expression of interest then conduct a conflict check 

  • You receive the referral and onboard the client with your own Terms of Engagement 

WHEN CAN I START?

We are currently working with a small number of pro bono providers to test our systems and policies 

From 1 July we will start to grow the number of pro bono providers 

 

We are preparing a range of documents and processes to help make things easier, including: 

  • Checklists 

  • Template Terms of Engagements 

  • Process maps