Sparke Helmore Lawyers is committed to socially responsible business practices, which includes having a positive impact on the communities in which we operate. We are proud to be part of a broader legal community that continues to invest significantly in pro bono activities for the public good.
The last year has been a very positive one for our Pro Bono practice and Community program. We’re delighted to share our social sustainability report, In Kind, with you, a short report that provides a snapshot of the pro bono legal work and community activities our people have engaged in during the 2017/2018 financial year. Having once again met the National Pro Bono Target, we provided 12,157 hours of pro bono legal work for individuals experiencing disadvantage and charitable organisations.
Going forward, we will continue to collaborate with clients on our pro bono and community initiatives in order to increase our collective impact. A key project for the coming year involves the compilation of a "bereavement package" in collaboration with the Cancer Council and the Commonwealth Department of Human Services, which will address the current need for a comprehensive source of information for bereaved individuals to help them understand their current entitlements.
Sparke Helmore's Pro Bono Program & Community Program are part of the firm's ongoing commitment to providing legal services that make a real difference.
We hope you enjoy In Kind. If you would like to get involved with some of our activities this year or if you think we may be able to support a charitable organisation that is important to you, please contact us.
A PDF version of In Kind can also be viewed by clicking on the image above.
To view our previous In Kind Report, click here.