Community Investment

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    Matching our staff giving

    Everyone at Minter Ellison is encouraged to donate to charity through the firm's matched workplace giving program, MatchME. The program is simple and effective – it supports fourteen charities, selected by our staff, that reflect the priority areas of our Pro Bono & Community Investment Program.

    Our key focus areas are disadvantaged youth, homelessness, alleviation of poverty, and access to justice.

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    Minter Ellison strengthens its links with PILCH in Australia

    Minter Ellison was a founding member of PILCH NSW, PILCH Victoria and QPILCH.

    In particular, Minter Ellison is proud to be associated with the delivery of pro bono legal assistance to disadvantaged individuals and charitable organisations through referrals received from Justice Connect and QPILCH.

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    Pro bono support for Australian Indigenous causes

    A key focus of Minter Ellison's pro-bono program is breaking cycles of disadvantage. Many not-for-profit organisations work with Indigenous people to help 'close the gap'. In Australia, Minter Ellison has provided pro-bono and other assistance to a range of Indigenous causes.

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    A commitment to legal support for homeless people

    Minter Ellison's pro-bono legal work has a strong focus on assistance to homeless persons. In Australia, we provide outreach legal clinics for homeless people in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

    "I've been involved with the Homeless Persons' Legal Clinic since I started at Minter Ellison because I feel I can give people a voice and access to the law where they would otherwise have none. My pro-bono legal work is a key contributor to my overall job satisfaction at Minter Ellison."
    Noelia Boscana, Senior Associate, Minter Ellison

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    Reaching young people in the public education system

    As part of our firm's commitment to 'breaking cycles of disadvantage' – particularly for young people – we work with students in the public education system to help them reach their full potential.

    In Hong Kong, for example, we have worked closely with the Fresh Fish Traders' School to provide teaching assistance, book donations and financial support to students.

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    Taking a stand against domestic violence

    Minter Ellison has taken a clear stand against domestic violence as part of the firm's Community Investment Program. This focus, and an initiative pioneered by our firm in Brisbane, was recognised in 2005 with an Australian Prime Minister's Business-Community Partnership Award.