About Us

Public Interest Lawyer’s Clearing Houseis a membership based organisation which each year refers around 100 requests from the community for assistance to our members. Public Interest Lawyer’s Clearing House coordinates endeavors to make systemic change additionally provides guidance and hosts events to raise consciousness about public interest issues.

Members comprise barristers, law firms, accounting firms, law schools, corporate law sections, the NSW Bar Association, the Law Society of NSW, NSW Legal Aid Commission as well as the Public Interest Advocacy Centre.

Capital is sourced nearly entirely from yearly membership fees supplemented by a grant from the PILCH and NSW Public Purpose Fund fundraising efforts. A Board of Directors guides direction of the organisation.


PILCH was created in 2010 to react to the growing prevalence of unmet legal demand within the broader community. Public Interest Lawyer’s Clearing House is part of the National PILCH network including VicPILCH and QPILCH, the Queensland-based and Victorian-based public interest law clearing houses.