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Community and Pro Bono

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Hamilton Locke's Community and Pro Bono Program is our way of providing assistance where it may not otherwise be available. 

Often what we do and what we can give cannot be accessed by all members of the community. This may be due to cost, circumstance or other barriers. At Hamilton Locke, we believe it is our responsibility to engage with the wider community to break down these barriers and to leverage our resources. Our commitment is to make an impact in the community that is positive, sustainable and meaningful. 

The Hamilton Locke Community and Pro Bono Program is comprised of two distinct branches to maximise impact. 

The Community Program focuses primarily on hands-on support for the cause, whether through workshops, mentoring, resources and other in-kind support. 

The Pro Bono Program focuses on providing legal advice in support of the organisation. In doing so, we understand and celebrate our role as lawyers to increase access to justice and give a voice to those who are otherwise marginalised. 

Our Key Partnerships

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Youth Insearch

Youth Insearch helps young people aged 14 to 20, who have had challenging experiences, whether it be grief, addiction, sexual assault or domestic violence. Youth Insearch focuses on building self-esteem and eradicating self-doubt through weekend workshops and weekly support groups. During these sessions, the young people share their experiences with peers and support adults, participate in trust-building exercises and undergo counselling and mentorship.

Hamilton Locke team members have provided leadership and communication training sessions to young adults as well as career advice through mentoring.

More information about Youth Insearch is available at their website here and testimonials of their impact can be viewed here

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The Hunger Project

The ultimate goal of The Hunger Project is to end world hunger by 2030. The Hunger Project shifts mindsets of individuals, so that they are empowered to build and run sustainable projects within their community, whether it may be a school or a business, for example.

The Hunger Project provides resources, such as education, microfinancing and health facilities to enable men, women and children and their projects to flourish, ultimately allowing them to break the cycle of poverty themselves.

The Hunger Project operates in 14 developing countries, including Ethiopia, Ghana, India and Peru. Our contribution focuses on supporting the organisation, whether that be reviewing and drafting contracts or providing brand exposure and fundraising opportunities.

Hamilton Locke has provided ongoing pro bono legal support to The Hunger Project in a range of areas, including property and general corporate advisory.

More information on The Hunger Project is available at their website here .

Want to find out more? Contact our Community and Pro Bono team at  info@hamiltonlocke.com.au .