The Law Society’s Public Purposes Trust (the Trust) was established in 1985. 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.
The Objectives of the Trust are:
1. To advance the education of the community, and any section of it, with respect to the law
2. To advance the collection, assessment and dissemination to the community, and any section of it, of information relating to the law
3. To improve the access of the community, and any section of it, to legal services