Allens Lawyers has been nominated for the Corporate Volunteering Award for contributing their time to the free legal clinic, working directly with clients from start to finish in all sorts of matters such as covering tenancy disputes, infringements and debt administration.
Allens Lawyers has been providing legal services for clients in Australia for over 190 years, and in Asia for over 30 years. As a consequence of their extensive experience working in the region, their teams of lawyers offer knowledge of local law, language and business culture.
With their long-standing pro-bono relationship with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, teams from Allens Law firms from all over the country participated in the Reef Blitz Corporate Challenge that aims to connect people with innovative ideas to help solve issues faced by the Great Barrier Reef and implementing those ideas for the reef to ensure its protection.
Allens Lawyers is also working towards combating other social issues by investing in the next generation of lawyers, working towards reconciliation and improving the lives of upcoming Indigenous young people and students, tackling some of the barriers to overcoming/navigating homelessness and many more. They also contribute to the future of Australian society through their work with refugee and immigration legal services to help ensure all refugees and immigrants are treated fairly and have legal representation that helps them.
Allens Lawyers community engagement program focuses on the issues that matter, where their people have the opportunity to contribute their skills and resources to make a real difference: alleviating disadvantage, access to justice, reconciliation and protecting the natural environment.
CEO of Volunteering Queensland, Mara Basanovic, said the Volunteering Awards acknowledge the extraordinary and valuable work done every day by hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the state.
“These prestigious awards highlight and pay tribute to the caring individuals who inspire and epitomise the spirit of volunteerism through their compassion, commitment and hard work. The positive impact they contribute strengthens and connects their communities.”
“The awards also promote the enormous value and vital contribution of volunteering to the economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being of Queensland.”
Award recipients will be announced during National Volunteer Week, which runs from 8 - 14 May 2017.