Social Responsibility and Pro Bono

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

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:

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

As South Australia’s largest arts organisation, the ASO plays a major role in Adelaide’s cultural and economic vibrancy. The community is enriched through more than 70 world-class performances to more than 80,000 diverse concertgoers each season. And the comprehensive Learning Series for schools and families directly touches the lives of more than 12,000 children, thereby forging a special connection to music from a young age.

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 Chamber Orchestra

Founded in 1975, the Australian Chamber Orchestra is renowned for its inspired programming and unrivalled virtuosity, energy and individuality. Comprising leading Australian and international musicians and a growing company of dedicated young players, the Orchestra performs as a symphony orchestra, chamber music ensemble and electro-acoustic collective collaborating with an extraordinary range of artists from numerous artistic disciplines.

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.

Purves Environmental Fund

The Purves Environmental Fund (PEF) supports a number of groups, all of which have as their central aim the maintenance and improvement of Australia’s natural environment.

Grants by the PEF are designed to encourage others who work towards greater biodiversity and sustainability.

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.

Telethon Juvenile Diabetes Family Centre

The Telethon Juvenile Diabetes Family Centre helps children and their families cope with the challenges of Type 1 diabetes. It was officially opened on 2 July 2015 by the Deputy Premier and Health Minister, Dr Kim Hames and is the first facility in Australia dedicated to offering emotional and psychosocial support for families of children with diabetes. 

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.