The Law Foundation-Queensland Benevolent Fund was established in 2007 to assist, at the discretion of the Board, Queensland Law Society members in times of adversity.
Law Foundation Queensland Benevolent Fund provides financial assistance to a QLS member, his or her family and dependents, who may be experiencing difficulty.
The difficulty may arise from any cause, and need not be practice or work related, eg. illness of the member or a member of his/her family, an accident, or any event which can lead to financial problems, which in turn can be the cause of stress and anxiety to the member.
Assistance is provided:
- on a strictly confidential basis;
- through a modest, but unsecured and interest free, short term loan;
- to applicants approved by the Foundation.
Queensland Law Society Members
Application may be made at any time to the Secretary, Queensland Law Foundation who will supply the necessary form of application.
The borrower is duty bound to act in good faith and to repay the loan as soon as he/she is in a position to do so.
The money repaid can then be used to assist other solicitors in times of need, so the Fund can continue.