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Sparke Helmore Lawyers is pleased to release our pro bono and community report, In Kind. The report covers our people's pro bono work and their involvement in community activities for the 2016/2017 financial year.

In Kind highlights some of the legal assistance our lawyers provided to charitable and not-for-profit organisations and to referred individuals through our Pro Bono Program. It also covers some of the community activities we took part in, including Touch of Colour, the Sparke Helmore Newcastle City Triathlon and collections for the Nappy Collective, as well as our work with our five national charity partners and other organisations.

We're delighted to report that we have again exceeded the National Aspirational Pro Bono Target, with our lawyers undertaking 11,982 hours of pro bono work during the financial year—117 hours more than our target and equivalent to an average of 38.4 hours. In addition, 188 hours of pro bono legal work was generously provided by our paralegals and law clerks.

"I'm proud to be leading a firm that makes pro bono and community activities a business priority, and I'm inspired by our people who have embraced those activities with such enthusiasm and dedication," said Sparke Helmore's National Managing Partner, Phillip Salem.

If you would like to view a PDF version of In Kind, click here.

About Sparke Helmore

We’ve come a long way since our doors first opened in the Hunter in 1882. We’ve had an office in Sydney since the ‘60s and we recently opened our ninth office in Darwin.

We cover five key areas of law – Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Insurance, Government, Statutory Lines of Insurance and Workplace – with more than 30 specialised areas of expertise. We’re a truly national, full service and proudly Australian firm that delivers results through deep collaboration with our clients. Wherever our clients need us, that’s where we’ll be.

Covering a big country needs a big team—we’re more than 950 people now and still growing. And in true Australian spirit, we’re friendly, approachable and easy to work with. And when you work with one of us, you get the expertise of all of us.

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