We know we’re fortunate for many reasons. An important part of working at Corrs is recognising that with privilege comes the responsibility of giving something back to the community. Our Giving Back program provides a range of activities and commitments from the firm that promote social responsibility and connect the skills of our people with those who may not otherwise access to legal services.
Our Giving Back program includes:
PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICE
Corrs provides legal services for charitable and not-for-profit organisations and individuals in particular circumstances.
In 2008 Corrs introduced pro bono as a rotation in our graduate program. During each rotation, one graduate from each state joins the team of an independent, not-for-profit legal referral service, providing them with an ongoing and reliable resource without dipping into their limited funds. Organisations include the Public Interest Law Clearing House (PILCH).
Corrs’ Workplace Giving program allows our staff to make charitable donations to help charities raise much needed funds. Donations are made by staff monthly from their pre-tax pay.
Corrs’ staff support 11 charities, providing the opportunity to pool our efforts and make a real difference to a few organisations rather than a small contribution to many.
Australian Conservation Foundation
Australia for UNHCR
Cure Cancer Australia foundation
Kids Help Line
Habitat for Humanity
Oxfam Community Aid Abroad
St Vincent De Paul Society
The Inspire Foundation
The Salvation Army
These charities represent a range of different groups and a wide variety of causes. They also reflect the interests and concerns of staff, for whom this activity is an important part of their working life.