Corporate Social Responsibility
Thomson Geer is committed to pro bono and corporate social responsibility. We provide pro bono legal services across all our offices and have dedicated senior lawyers who take ownership of the program.
We currently nominate a target value of Pro Bono Work of 10% of all billable income from relevant Commonwealth legal work. We are also investigating subscribing to the National Pro Bono Resource Centre’s Aspirational Target.
Of particular note is the pro bono work we do in association with Cancer Council Australia. Thomson Geer provides a free service in assisting terminally-ill cancer patients with their legal needs.
We also support the fantastic work of the St Vincentian House in Sydney. St Vincentian House is an organisation which provides temporary accommodation for homeless people. Each week we visit the house to provide legal advice on a pro bono basis. We advise on various aspects of the law, ranging from tenancy to consumer law issues, criminal law and bankruptcy.
In recent years Thomson Geer has also participated in the FareShare program which provides free meals to the hungry and homeless using donated food from markets, caterers and retailers. Our staff volunteer in the FareShare kitchens sorting, chopping, cutting, mixing and baking food served to those in need.