Social and Corporate Responsibility

Griffin Legal has a strong culture of social and corporate responsibility in which all staff members are encouraged to be actively involved in the community. We recognise the support that we receive from our local community, and have developed a unique working culture where all staff members, at all levels, are able to give back.

Sponsorships

We sponsor a number of community organisations and initiatives including:

  • YMCA Senior Sports Carnival
  • YWCA Lanyon Food Hub
  • Vikings Women’s Rugby
  • Vikings Men’s Rugby
  • Ainslie Football Club
  • ACT Women of Giving
  • Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association Inc

Griffin Legal is also proud to be supporting the GWS Giants through the exclusive C7 group of businesses providing funding to help retain players.

Pro Bono

We assist individuals and charities by providing probono legal assistance.

Griffin Legal provides probono estate planning legal services to patients referred through the Cancer Council.

Community Engagement

At Griffin Legal we believe it is important that we are part of the community we advise. To this end we actively participate in our local community through our memberships of:

  • Canberra Women in Business
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • ACT Law Society
  • NSW Law Society
  • AFL GWS Territorians
  • Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association (ANZSLA)
  • ACTSmart Business – accredited recycler 2016
  • Law Council of Australia – Diversity and Equality Charter

Environment

Griffin Legal has always been dedicated to implementing systems of work which are environmentally friendly.

The Partners and staff regularly engage in new initiatives concerning sustainable business practices.

For example, Griffin Legal was one of the first firms in Canberra to go paperless commencing in 2011. Being a paperless firm means reducing our carbon footprint, resources for printing and maintaining digital filing systems. This environmental decision allowed us to achieve better practice efficiency and effective file management.

We have maintained this commitment and in 2013 Griffin Legal was registered as an accredited member of the ACT Government ACTSmart Business Recycling Program.

Workplace Health

Griffin Legal has committed to the ACT Government’s Healthier Work Program.

We promote a healthy work life balance by healthy eating, physical activity and emotional wellbeing. To this end we have initiated a number of strategies including:

  1. Replacing our office chocolate box with a regular fruit delivery.
  2. Introducing a weekly walking/running group.
  3. Implementing a health and wellbeing policy.
  4. Encouraging staff to seek out a mentor in Griffin Legal’s mentor program.
  5. Qualified Nutritionist seminars.
  6. Creating a weekly salad club encouraging healthy eating options.
  7. Lifeline Canberra seminars.
  8. Encouraging staff to replace traditional sit-down meetings with ‘walking meetings’.
  9. Encouraging staff to engage in the ACT Mental Health Week.

Griffin Legal understands the impact of mental illness, particularly in the legal profession. Visit http://www.lookdeeper.org.au/ as part of the ‘R U OK?’ campaign for further information.

Our HR Manager, Penny is responsible for ensuring we consider the impact of our operations on the environment.

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