Working collaboratively to promote sustainable practice across the legal sector

Community  

Today’s communities are increasingly based on the shared interests, objectives and values of people and organisations. 

To be a respected part of communities’, law firms need to participate in the strengthening of their communities and articulate and demonstrate their values.

A law firm’s success relies on establishing and building good relationships with key stakeholders including customers, employees, regulators and suppliers. A clear ethical and social purpose attracts employees, customers, suppliers and other partners who see the value of working with people who share their values.

Law firms can contribute to communities in three main areas:

  • having a business vision, mission and objectives that serve the interests of the community and avoid community risks or adverse social outcomes
  • providing core services and products that meet community need and provide community value
  • contributing additional services or resources to communities that improve the community or redress specific social problems

Law firms and lawyers have a strong culture and history of community support ranging from assisting groups and individuals on social justice issues to contributing to a vibrant community as patrons of the arts, philanthropists and volunteers.


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