A2: Supporting Equal Justice
Our community impact work will focus on providing direct assistance & creating opportunities to support improved legal, social & economic wellbeing. In partnership with our Community Partners, we will exchange information, & provide our legal expertise, specialist skills & resources to help create improvements.
Our objectives are:
To support equal justice for those most in need by providing pro bono legal advice, support & representation
To create access to a range of powerful opportunities which have the potential to reduce the socioeconomic gap facing some young people
KWM assists and runs a range of pro bono legal clinics all across Australia. At present, we have 21 clinics. Some of our community partners include JusticeConnect, LawRight, Law Access WA, RACS, RAILS and the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service.
KWM seconds our legal staff to a range of legal centres and NGOs for varying periods of time. At present we have 10 secondments.
CyberLaw is a national project assisting Youth Law Australia (YLA) to provide confidential legal advice to young people and their advocates, by responding to their legal queries via YLA's online portal. It is delivered with a variety of our commercial clients. Each year, Cyberlaw assists more than 1500 young people across Australia.
KWM’s Artists in Residence Project was proudly launched in our Perth centre during National Reconciliation Week in 2018. This exciting initiative is a collaboration between Waringarri Arts Centre in Kununurra, in far northern Western Australia, and KWM. The project presents a unique opportunity for cultural exchange between First Nations artists and KWM’s people and clients. It connects with various commitments within our Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan.
KWM School of Opportunity® is a 10-month training and employment pathways program, designed and delivered in collaboration with The Smith Family, ANZ and Transurban. It aims to assist young people from disadvantaged backgrounds develop job-readiness and industry-specific skills via: (a) 30 day paid work placement in our Shared Services & Support teams; (b) skills based workshops designed and delivered by KWM, ANZ and Transurban; (c) Tertiary scholarship support; and (d) mentoring, buddying and networking opportunities. The program takes 10 students each year.
Waiwa Mudena is KWM’s new employment pathways initiative designed with and for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander law students. Each year, KWM accepts 10 students across Australia for this immersive learning and development project, which spans 10 months. Other project partners include The University of Melbourne, ANU, UTS, University of Queensland, Murdoch University, Tabcorp, AGL, Victoria Legal Aid, LawRight, the Human Rights Law Centre and the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT.
2022 Strategic Vision Reimagining Equal JusticeView document 〉
Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
(2020 to 2023)
Indigenous Attraction, Employment & Retention Strategy (2020 to 2023)View document 〉
Theory of ChangeView document 〉
Capability StatementView document 〉
Poverty & InequalityView document 〉