Most of our lawyers have practiced in not-for-profit organisations at some point in their careers. Many have also served on the governing bodies of NGOs and philanthropic organisations. There is an ingrained culture of service within the firm that derives naturally from the outlook of those who work here. A few of the firm's programs and the interests it supports are set out below.
The firm undertakes a substantial amount of pro bono work, particularly within our areas of expertise. Enquiries about pro bono assistance can be directed to Jason Behrendt or Andrew Chalk.
Gawad Kalinga, an international community development organsiation, addresses poverty with an intelligent heart. More information on Gawad Kalinga is available at GK’s website: www.gk1world.com. The firm has been a consistent supporter of the work of GK in both the Philippines and Australia.
Apollo Estate Community (East Dubbo)
Apollo Estate is community that comprises many residents of social housing dealing with the challenges of poverty in one of Western NSW's largest towns. The firm has an ongoing commitment to supporting the Apollo Estate Community through a range of initiatives in conjunction with other organisations.
Environmental Defenders Office Limited
The EDOs in each State provide specialist environmental and planning law advice on matters of public interest. More information can be found at http://www.edo.org.au.
Mark Tonga Trust
Mark Tonga is an inspirational disability advocate. Seriously injured during club rugby training, Mark has become not only a leading community advocate but the ultimate model of joy in adversity. The trust in his name helps support his advocacy on behalf of those seeking inclusion and respect. https://marktonga.com/
The annual NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout is the largest Indigenous sports carnival in the world. Representing towns and communities across the State, the teams comprise players of varying skill from the elite to those whose glory days are behind them (or yet to come). Regardless, everyone is proud to have a go. For many years the firm has been a keen supporter of various teams.