Maddocks in the Community
Whether it’s our pro bono work, sustainability practices or grants to community organisations, it’s our aim to ensure that Maddocks continues to return what it can to the communities we serve.
Our pro bono work spans all practice areas and is a genuine expression of our purpose to make a difference. The focus of our pro bono work is on the areas of homelessness, mental health and assisting refugees.
The pro bono community we support includes both organisations working for the public good with limited resources, manpower or ability to improve or protect their work and individuals who cannot get access to justice without legal assistance.
Our commitment to pro bono work is reflected in our signing up to the National Aspirational Pro Bono Target. In FY20, we completed 10,776 hours of pro bono work.
Supporting Community Organisations
Each year, Maddocks supports organisations doing outstanding work in the communities in which they – and we – operate.
The Maddocks Foundation funds important work by providing significant financial grants, while our Small Grants Programs provides urgent funds to community organisations that our people have a connection to.
We are always looking for ways to lessen our impact on the environment. We do this in partnership with our people, our clients and suppliers.
These initiatives range from reducing travel and the use of paper through to sourcing environmentally sensitive products from suppliers.
We are also proud to be an Executive Member of the Australian Legal Sector Alliance, a group of law firms committed to promoting sustainable practises across the sector. Each year we report our progress to AusLSA.
Promoting ethical procurement
We are committed to working with our suppliers to promote ethical procurement and sourcing.
As part of this, we report annually on the work we do to eliminate modern slavery. Read our latest report.