PRO BONO PRACTICE
What we believe
TressCox’s commitment to pro bono work is an integral part of the Firm’s philosophy and role as a responsible corporate citizen.
TressCox is a signatory to the National Pro Bono Resource Centre's Aspirational Target.
We believe that lawyers are uniquely placed to protect basic human rights and fulfil a meaningful, socially responsible agenda. With the advantages of belonging to the legal profession come the responsibilities of assisting the disadvantaged and marginalised. We are committed to assisting those in our community who are unfairly restricted or do not have adequate access to justice.
Who we support
The Firm undertakes matters on a pro bono basis for:
Individuals who are disadvantaged or marginalised
Not for profit organisations which assist disadvantaged or marginalised groups
The public good in matters which raise issues of public interest or broad public concern.
How we assess requests for support
TressCox actively seeks to grow the Pro Bono Practice through staff referrals, pro bono networks and clearing houses such as PILCH (Public Interest Law Clearing House).
These clearing houses are charitable organisations which assess and distribute a broad range of pro bono work to their member law firms. As a member of PILCH in New South Wales and Victoria, and QPILCH in Queensland, the Firm provides ongoing support to assist these clearing houses in advancing law in the public interest and ensuring access to justice for people who are disadvantaged and marginalised. Our Sydney office joined PILCH in 1992 as a founding member, while the Melbourne office’s membership was confirmed in 2001 and our Brisbane office in 2010.
In addition, we receive many unsolicited calls from various charitable and volunteer organisations based on our reputation in commercial and pro bono work and undertake a substantial proportion of this work. We also encourage our staff to nominate charitable and not for profit organisations with which they have a connection or commitment for pro bono assistance.
The role of Pro Bono Team Leader is currently filled by Special Counsel, Karen Keogh. If you have a request for the Firm to accept a pro bono matter, please contact us by sending an email to email@example.com.
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