Community Engagement

Meyer Vandenberg is proudly committed to assisting our local Canberra Community through legal and social contributions. For us, this involves giving back to our community through direct donations, sponsorships and the provision of volunteers to local charities, events and community legal centres. As well as providing pro bono legal assistance to individuals, partnerships, not-for-profit organisations and charities who otherwise would not be able to afford legal services, we maintain strong relationships with local charities, which includes electing a local charity each financial year with whom we work closely to raise funds and provide both practical and legal assistance.

We are signatories to the National Pro Bono Centre’s Aspirational Target and we encourage all staff to contribute to our pro bono efforts. Our people undertake pro bono legal work through staffing drop-in services such as those facilitated by the Welfare Rights Legal Service and the ACT Law Society as well as engaging pro bono clients directly with the firm where the matter is accepted through our pro bono policy. 

We regularly participate in community events like The Canberra Times Fun Run and Earth Hour and we support local charities such as Canteen ACT:https://www.canteen.org.au/.

Our people are involved in our community, supporting organisations such as Communities @ Work, Hartley Lifecare, LEAD, the ACT Pro-Bono Clearing House, Community Connections Inc, the Lidia Perin Foundation and Community Housing Canberra. Recently, we were responsible for setting up the Tara Costigan Foundation - in support of the Canberra community and the movement to turn domestic violence victims to victory.
 

We care about our 'MVironment' and are firmly committed to maintaining a sustainable workplace. Our efforts in reducing the environmental impact of our offices have resulted in both GreenBizCheck Silver Certification and ACTSmart Office accreditation.

Our dedicated Community Engagement committee manages our pro bono legal work and community involvement. For further information, please contact Eleanor Heffernan.