Community.

Community Footprint

We are committed to our Pro Bono and Corporate Social Responsibility program, Community Footprint, and are proud of the help that we’ve provided to our communities. Contribution to the communities in which we live is a way of life for our lawyers. It’s at the core of how we conduct ourselves and how we do business.

Our Community Footprint program was established in January 2012. Since then, we’ve nurtured it to become a key initiative across all of our offices. Through our pro bono work, we assist those who are unable to obtain legal aid or afford legal representation, while our CSR initiatives enable us to contribute in other ways to charitable organisations, the community and the protection of the environment.

Initiatives

Pro Bono

Our Community Footprint pro bono focus provides an opportunity for our lawyers to use their legal expertise to help some of the most vulnerable members of our society.
> Read more about our pro bono initiatives here

Corporate Social Responsibility

Community

We have a strong commitment to engaging in CSR activities where we can make a real difference through our advocacy, fundraising and volunteering efforts.
> Read more about our Community programs here

How we've helped in 2017

149%

Increase in pro bono hours

> 1/2

More than half of our lawyers worked on a pro bono matter

2Major charity partnerships

So They Can & OzHarvest

More time spent supporting our community then ever before

3026 hours
Community Activity – Up 649 from last year
Pro bono Legal Matters – Up 1088 from last year

Our 2017 Community Footprint Report

You can read our detailed report on W+K’s Pro Bono and Community activities for the 2016/17 financial year here.

> Download our report

Introducing our 2018/19 Charity Partner, IJM Australia

W+K has partnered with International Justice Mission Australia to help tackle modern slavery, at home and overseas, specifically in Cambodia.

> Learn more about IJM

Contact us

For more information about our Community Footprint program or to get involved, contact our dedicated Pro Bono & Community Partner, Heidi Nash-Smith.

> Find out more about Heidi