King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has re-launched the firm's pro-bono & community program with a renewed focus on reducing inequality and poverty, and making a sustained long term and significant impact for those in that area.
The firm's Chief Executive Partner, Australia, Berkeley Cox, and Dan Creasey, KWM's Head of Pro Bono and Community Impact will lead the firm's renewed approach.
"We have a responsibility to create positive change as part of our business, and are very well placed to do so given our experience in advocacy and our understanding of justice and human rights.
We can, and should, use our privileged position to assist individuals who would not otherwise have access to justice or other opportunities," said Berkeley Cox.
KWM's Community Impact program will engage with the community across the firm's three refined streams: pro bono legal services, specialist and community services and philanthropy
"Our sharper focus will allow us to have long term and measurable positive impact on the communities in which we work, grow and live," said Dan Creasey.
Examples of the initiatives falling under these steams include: TalkLaw & CyberLaw, Legal staff secondments, and DigDeep.
KWM has had a long and proud tradition of valuing people and contributing to the community.
Last year the firm undertook more than 30,000 hours of pro bono legal work and donated 19,000 community volunteering hours to the firm's community partners.