Secondment programs with highly regarded Community Legal
Mental Health Legal Clinics.
Indigenous legal projects.
Community Legal Education initiatives.
Prisoners Legal Services.
Capacity building projects in developing countries.
To the right is a sample of some of the many projects we have
run in partnership with other organisations.
Aspen Institute: DLA Piper lawyers have worked
with the Aspen Institute to create, manage and fund the Middle East
Investment Initiative (MEII), which is a non-profit organisation
designed to facilitate economic development and job creation in the
West Bank and Gaza. MEII is now collaborating with the Overseas
Private Invest Corporation (OPIC) and the Palestinian Investment
Fund, CHF International and local banks to create a $160 million
Loan Guarantee Facility to support small and medium-size
enterprises in the Palestinian Territories. This publicprivate
partnership, which has the support of the Israeli Government, will
leverage an estimated $210 million in loans to Palestinian
businesses, enabling them to expand and hire additional
Accenture: In Sydney, lawyers from Accenture
participate with our employees in a student mentoring program,
LEAPS, which involves mentoring students. The DLA Piper Chicago
office partners with Accenture lawyers to teach Constitutional Law
to fifth graders through the Voices program sponsored by the
Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago. Lessons focus on the
Bill of Rights and the court system. At the end of the program, the
students stage a mock criminal trial.
Pfizer: DLA Piper lawyers participate in a
seminar series, Strategic Legal Thinking for Not-for-Profit
Executives, addressing corporate governance issues. Pfizer
organises these seminars for leaders of nonprofits to address some
of the legal issues they face.
Sears: Real estate lawyers in the DLA Piper
Chicago office partnered with Sears lawyers to represent home
buyers as part of the Choose to Own Program. The program enables
qualified recipients of housing assistance payments to use them to
purchase single-family homes.
Ramsay Health: Lawyers in our Sydney office
work with the in-house legal team at Ramsay health to provide pro
bono legal services to terminally ill clients through the Cancer
Patients Legal Service. Common legal issues include insurance,
wills, power of attorney, enduring guardianship, employment and
This publication is intended as a general overview and
discussion of the subjects dealt with. It is not intended to be,
and should not used as, a substitute for taking legal advice in any
specific situation. DLA Piper Australia will accept no
responsibility for any actions taken or not taken on the basis of
DLA Piper Australia is part of DLA Piper, a global law firm,
operating through various separate and distinct legal entities. For
further information, please refer to www.dlapiper.com
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