We recognise that our differences are a strength and instrumental to our success.
We have created an inclusive and diverse work environment, where people are valued and supported to thrive in their careers. Our Diversity Committee works tirelessly to promote an environment where people feel secure and respected.
We talk openly, and actively seek out feedback on ways we can enhance diversity and inclusion within our organisation.
We support our staff in developing their skills within a safe and inclusive environment.
We conduct rigorous and ongoing training for all of our people on the values and practices that make a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Our leaders create a sense of accountability for promoting our diversity and inclusion vision.
Jackson McDonald has a long and proud history working with and supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and communities.
In 2017, we launched our inaugural Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) providing a framework to formalise Jackson McDonald’s commitments towards reconciliation, and to encourage our firm to pursue and achieve new and better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and communities. We continue to cultivate strong and productive reconciliation relationships between our people, stakeholders and communities. We do this in recognition that engagement increases opportunities, visibility and networks. We also seek to encourage greater involvement and representation in the legal sector for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
As we enter our third RAP, we hope to deepen the learnings and accomplishments of previous plans while also staying committed to further growth. It is important to our firm that our people use their skills towards social justice. We are passionate about making a difference through reconciliation.
Our Reconciliation Working Group is a dynamic, collaborative team that continues to receive unwavering support from the Jackson McDonald leadership team. With representation spanning all practice groups and support teams, each area of our business is a part of reconciliation and can share our vision throughout their respective teams. The group meets regularly and seeks guidance and advice where appropriate from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community partners.
The Reconciliation Working Group continues to be led by our Reconciliation Champion, Emma Chinnery (Partner). Emma’s legal practice is committed to supporting the development and growth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, organisations and enterprises across Western Australia. We invite our clients and networks to speak with us about how we can collaborate on reconciliation initiatives and outcomes.
One of Jackson McDonald’s core values is its commitment to the community.
We have a long and proud history of helping those in need. Our Community Committee is responsible for managing the firm’s community work, which includes fund raising, volunteering activities and developing ongoing relationships to support disadvantaged and marginalised individuals and groups, charities, and not-for-profit organisations.
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Our pro bono work is a testament to our core values and our ongoing pursuit of a more equitable world. Through our pro bono initiatives, we strive to ensure that access to justice is a fundamental right for all.
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We understand the importance of integrating sustainability into the legal landscape, and proudly embrace our role in striving for a more sustainable tomorrow.