At MinterEllison, we take great pride in developing genuine, long-term relationships with our community partners. We aim to innovate, collaborate and inspire when working with our clients, and these same guiding principles underpin the services we deliver in the community sector.
We have a strong record of staying connected to the communities in which we live and work. Our pro bono legal work and our broader community partnerships are part of our culture at MinterEllison.
This report is dedicated to the many people and organisations with whom we collaborate to achieve change. It is also a tribute to the incredible collective effort of our people who have dedicated so much over many years towards building opportunity and justice.
Every year we provide assistance to people and organisations 'below the radar' – it is work that will never make the headlines:
resolving unpaid fines for a homeless person
preventing the eviction of a vulnerable tenant
negotiating a debt waiver for a person living with mental illness
mentoring secondary students on goal-setting and study habits
reading with primary students to build essential literacy skills
serving on a not-for-profit board in a voluntary capacity
getting behind our people who go the extra mile to raise funds for a great cause
establishing a new charity or social enterprise to address a long-term social issue
advising an existing charity or social enterprise on a challenging legal problem
matching our staff donations through our payroll giving program
All these things happened this year, without fuss or fanfare. And through our long-term commitment to community issues, we also recorded some major milestones: