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We see the world beyond the CBD ‘bubble’ and stay connected to the communities around us. We are also the first law firm to partner with GoodCompany – Australia’s largest unified workplace giving platform.

Queensland Legal Walk 2022

A team from GC Brisbane joined others yesterday to celebrate the power of pro bono participating in the Queensland Legal Walk event, raising funds to support LawRight QLD‘s work in helping Queenslanders receive access to justice.

Walk for Justice NSW 2022

Our Sydney team took a lunchtime stroll in the sun at the Walk for Justice NSW event celebrating the pro bono work donated to provide access to justice and raising funds for Refugee Advice & Casework Service (RACS) and the National Justice Project.

Walk for Justice 2022

An enthusiastic fundraising team from GC Adelaide joined in the 2022 JusticeNet SA ‘Walk for Justice’ event, walking the 4.5km scenic city route to support JusticeNet’s work helping thousands of disadvantaged South Australians receive access to justice.

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Law Hack 2021 : Disability Justice – National Justice Project

On 22 October 2021, Carolyn Ledinh and Linda Zeng from Gilchrist Connell participated in Law Hack 2021: Disability Justice event hosted by the National Justice Project. The goal was to tackle the injustices facing Australians living with disabilities with ground-breaking legal solutions.

Congratulations to Carolyn’s team who presented the winning pitch!

 

DiveIn 2021

Nurturing Diverse Talent & Ending Discrimination
We’re very pleased to again support the insurance industry’s global #DiveInFest 2021 by sponsoring this session presented by Abdullahi Alim.

Abdullahi will speak on his experience as someone from a refugee background and how institutions can take tangible actions around recognising talent from diverse communities.

R U OK?

We strive every day to ensure our people feel supported and cared for as individuals and professionals. We chose today, #RUOKDAY, to discuss mental health and wellbeing and were delighted to have Sabina Read, much sought-after psychologist and social commentator, take us through helpful tools and strategies to assist in navigating mental health concerns in others as well as ourselves.

 

GC supports Wear it Purple 2021

GC is proud to be supporting the Wear it Purple campaign to raise awareness and understanding of issues facing youth associated with the LGBTIQA+ community. Founded in 2010, Wear it Purple has become a global social inclusion movement striving to foster supportive, safe, empowering and inclusive environments for rainbow young people.  We were honoured to have Wear it Purple‘s Board Director and Treasurer, Glen Hare join our national team at lunch yesterday to discuss the #WearitPurple movement, raising awareness of issues faced by the LGBTIQA+ youth community and how we can help #starttheconversation.

Brisbane walks for LawRight

Our Brisbane team enjoyed raising dollars for LawRight as they joined in today’s annual ‘Queensland Legal Walk’.  LawRight partners with hundreds of pro bono lawyers to improve the lives of vulnerable people.  Every year, 30,000 pro bono hours are donated to benefit clients and increase their access to housing, income and legal rights.

Rural and Remote Mental Health – out on the road and making a real difference

We’d like to highlight a cause that’s doing an extraordinary job in the community.

For over ten years, not-for-profit Rural and Remote Mental Health has been delivering early intervention, preventative and highly effective mental health programs for Australia’s remote workers and indigenous and farming communities.

These incorporate:

  • Resource Minds – for the mining, quarrying, resources and construction sector
  • Deadly Thinking – by and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Rural Minds – for agricultural, pastoral and farming communities.

All programs are:

  • Practical and inclusive
  • Evidence based
  • Designed to de-stigmatise mental ill-health and deliver information about mental health, well-being and suicide prevention
  • Culturally tailored
  • Delivered so that the knowledge and capability remains embedded in local communities.

To find out more about RRMH, please visit www.rrmh.com.au

Gathering goodies in Perth

Our Perth office has been busy gathering goodies for “No Limits Perth” this Christmas.  This charity works to make a difference by helping victims of domestic violence, homeless or at risk of homelessness, those affected by mental health, the elderly, sick children and single parented families.  https://www.nolimitsperth.org.au/

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