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Community Engagement

FAL Lawyers are proud of the community organisations and people with whom we are associated. We assist many members of the public in an informal or formal manner with pro bono legal services, where appropriate. We are proud of our people who work with great passion, energy and commitment for the benefit of the wider community. 

Pro Bono Work

FAL Lawyers value our Community and strive to support it wherever we can. We have had a longstanding partnership with Justice Connect (previously PILCH) for over 10 years, and over that time have had the privilege of being able to assist a wide range of organisations creating positive social change.

Activities include:

  • acting for Clothing the Gap and the “Free the Flag” campaign, which seeks to ensure that all indigenous Australians can freely use the Aboriginal flag (for more information, please visit their website)
  • acting for the Jewish House, an organisation providing homeless accommodation,  and crisis intervention and prevention services for all members of the public;
  • assisting an organisation obtain charitable and deductible gift recipient status, following the introduction of Victoria’s voluntary assisting dying legislation in 2017;
  • providing legal advice to a community legal centre facilitating the delivery of violence prevention education programs to at-risk groups within the local community;
  • protecting the valuable intellectual property (IP) of a children’s learning organisation, enabling it to continue its work providing DIY-playgrounds to areas (including overseas) where those resources are simply unavailable;
  • assisting various other community groups with their legal queries, including C-Care (a soup kitchen), numerous Chabad Houses and the Yeshivah Centre Melbourne.

Volunteer Work

Our employees and partners devote hundreds of hours to volunteer work by participating in unpaid roles, including board positions and advisory committees. We use our skills to serve the community and help create positive change.

Work experience

Our firm regularly facilitates work experience and student placements. We value being able to provide the opportunity for students to gain practical experience working in the legal industry while they complete their studies.