Social Responsibility and Pro Bono

We never lose sight of the responsibility the legal profession has in the broader community. We support a number of community initiatives and not for profit organisations across Australia through pro bono legal work and charitable donations.

The legal industry has an important role to play in improving access to legal services and justice for less advantaged individuals and groups. Our lawyers also contribute to the broader business community by presenting at workshops and seminars on legal developments, and authoring formal submissions to regulatory bodies to assist with legal reform in Australia.

Organisations we support and provide pro bono services to include

Anglican Church of Australia

The Anglican Church of Australia is a community of Christians scattered across Australia. The Church is organised into 23 dioceses grouped into 5 provinces or regions. As well as dioceses and parishes there are many different organisations in areas such as education, health, mission, social welfare and communications which are part of the Anglican Church.

Australian Science Media Centre

The Australian Science Media Centre is an independent not for profit service for the news media, giving journalists direct access to evidence-based science and expertise. The role of AusSMC is to increase the quantity and accuracy of science reporting in the media and, hence, the public understanding of science. 

Mary's House

Mary’s House is a refuge which  provides crisis accommodation for women and their dependent children escaping domestic violence. The refuge opened in October 2016 in the Lower North Shore area of Sydney. The idea for the project came from people associated with the Jesuit Parish of Our Lady of the Way in North Sydney, although Mary’s House is a non-denominational initiative.

Royal Institution of Australia

The Royal Institution of Australia Inc is a national scientific not for profit organisation which carries on the tradition of its sister organisation, the historic Royal Institution of Great Britain. RiAus aims to broaden the appreciation of science and technology as part of Australian culture; create sustained interest in science; and engage the public, decision-makers and opinion leaders in dialogue and policy debate around science.

Youth Action and Policy Association NSW

Youth Action is the peak body for young people and youth services in NSW, representing 1.25 million young people and the services that support them. Youth Action monitors and responds to government policies and proposals affecting young people; promotes and advocates on issues affecting young people and youth services; brings young people and youth workers together to act on issues affecting them; provides training, forums and conferences; and produces a range of resources, publications and newsletters.