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Our contribution

Everyone at Russell McVeagh has the opportunity to contribute their time, skills, or resources towards making a difference. From our work with social enterprises, to our pro bono programmes, sponsorships, and charitable partnerships, our focus is on working alongside our local communities to achieve positive social and environmental impact.
Our people are keen to be actively involved and we have number of initiatives to support this. Each year, our teams are encouraged to spend one workday volunteering for a charity of their choice. As a firm, we also support our people to organise fundraisers and events for causes they're invested in, ranging from bake sales for Breast Cancer Awareness, a charity drive for donations to the Auckland City Mission, Movember or Sweat With Pride – our calendar is packed with opportunities to get involved.

Pro bono

The law is our bread and butter, and we know that using our skills and knowledge to provide free legal support is one of the most valuable contributions we can make.
Pro bono forms a core component of our business and culture, and we have a long history of directing our skills and resources towards making a difference. Our relationships with Community Law Centres in Māngere, and Wellington and the Hutt Valley, date back to the 1980s.
In 2020 we provided in excess of $1 million in pro bono support to more than 50 clients, which include SheEO, Wellington & Hutt Valley and Māngere Community Law Centres, the Ākina Foundation, RainbowYOUTH and World Vision. We are also working on projects to support victims of domestic and financial abuse, and to fund devices for low decile learners. 
We're proud of our commitment to pro bono and the strong relationships we build with our communities as a result. Fundamentally, the support our firm provides comes from a desire to genuinely make a difference and contribute in the best way we know how.