Out for Australia Launch
Baker & McKenzie, the founding principal sponsors of Out for Australia hosted the launch at NSW Parliament House to celebrate Out for Australia becoming a national organisation. Out for Australia is an organisation that seeks to support and mentor LGBTI students and young professionals as they navigate their way through the early stages of their career. Until recently it was a Sydney based organisation and they are now expanding to all major universities across Australia.
DLA Piper Melbourne graduates admitted
DLA Piper Melbourne graduates admitted
Chain Reaction 2015
Arnold Bloch Leibler has once again formed a team for this year's Chain Reaction Corporate Bike Challenge. Chain Reaction raises money for sick children by challenging senior executives to ride approximately 1,000 kilometres in 7 days.
This year, the team ride some of the world's best cycling roads across the South Island of New Zealand Riders will cycle the iconic Arthur's Pass, cruise the South Island's stunning west coast, past the beautiful Franz Joseph and Fox Glaciers and ride the Crown Range from Wanaka through to the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown, before taking on the Coronet Peak climb on the final day.
Joining ABL partners Alex King and Tyrone McCarthy for this year's Chain Reaction Challenge is Nick Courtney (KordaMentha), Leighton Pyke (Little Projects), Sebastian Catalfamo (Burbank) and Gary Waisman (Gandel Invest).
To follow the event blog, click here: http://blog.chain-reaction.org.au/archives/4038?event=19&eventblog=30
Weekend to End Women’s Cancers walk
An Arnold Bloch Leibler (ABL) team of 10 eager walkers (plus two crew) participated in the Weekend to End Women’s Cancers 60km walk through the streets of Melbourne last weekend to raise funds for the Peter Mac Centre. This is the second year the firm has taken part in this important event.
ABL was one of the top 5 fundraising teams in Victoria, raising over $63,000. Commercial and tax partner Joey Borensztajn was the highest individual contributor for the entire event, raising over $40,000.
The team this year dedicated their walk to the memory of Karen Czech (the late wife of partner and head of ABL’s native title practice, Peter Seidel) whose life was tragically cut short by cancer late last year. Peter walked the final 2km together with his two daughters, Klara and Lilka.
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G(irls) 20 Summit a hit
Norton Rose Fulbright's Sydney office was the host of a gathering of supporters of the G(irls) 20 Summit last week, with a key-note speech from Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls, Natasha Stott Despoja
LexisNexis launches new book
LexisNexis has launched a new book, R v Milat: A Case Study in Cross – Examination, by Dan Howard. The event was held at the Law Society of NSW in Sydney CBD on August 14.
Clayton Utz annual Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation fundraiser
Clayton Utz hosted its annual Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation fundraiser. The event raised $5,268.40 from its partners and staff, which the Clayton Utz Foundation matched with a $5,000 donation - bringing the total donated to $10,268.40.
Maddocks graduates getting mindful in May
Maddocks graduates have created a team to join the Mindful in May challenge, promising to meditate for 10 minutes a day during May to learn mindfulness and raise money for Charity Water, a non-profit organisation that builds clean-water wells in developing countries.
“We are very aware of the stress and high rates of mental illness in the legal profession, and wanted to give ourselves some tools we can use in any situation,” said graduate Sandeep Varma. “We’ve already learned that you can eat, walk and breathe mindfully, and it’s only been a few days.”
McCullough Robertson lawyer climbs for farmers
With dry weather tightening its grip on rural Australia last December, McCullough Robertson agribusiness lawyer Trent Thorne travelled to New Zealand to climb Mount Cook in a bid to attract donations of funds to purchase urgently-needed livestock fodder through the ‘Buy a Bale’ campaign. Though Thorne's summit was ‘thwarted’ due to avalanche risk, the self-professed ‘agvocate’ managed to support producers struggling to keep pace with worsening drought conditions