In the lead-up to the 20 September 2019 global climate strike, school students put out the call for adults to stand with them to demand strong action on climate change. “Lawyers for Climate Action” was formed on 7 September as a response to this call. We later changed our name to “Lawyers for Climate Justice” to recognise the importance of equitable responses to the climate crisis, and the important role for legal professionals to play, because action on climate is an issue of justice.