We are proud to be involved in a number of community projects
At Fisher Jeffries we are mindful of the challenges that face our community and as a firm we strive to reach a balance between our commercial and social responsibilities.
Fisher Jeffries is a proud supporter of the South Australian Museum's prestigious Waterhouse Art Exhibition. It is Australia’s premier natural science art prize and commemorates the birth of the South Australian Museum’s first curator, Frederick George Waterhouse.
Fisher Jeffries is a proud Partner of the Adelaide Fringe, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest, and Australia's biggest ticket selling open access arts festival.
A founding partner of The Helpmann Academy, Fisher Jeffries has since 1994 played a key role in the growth of the Helpmann Academy into a highly successful facilitator of professional development opportunities for South Australia's emerging creatives of international standing. Karen Thomas, our Managing Partner, is the current Chair of the Helpmann Academy's Board of Governors.
Fisher Jeffries is a sponsor of SALA, a not for profit association which was established in 1998 to support and celebrate living local visual artists.
SALA conducts the largest open access visual arts festival in the world.
Numerous Fisher Jeffries Partners and Staff serve on Boards and Committees of local Not for Profit organisations, including:
- Adelaide Central School of Art
- Adelaide Chamber Singers
- Adelaide Fringe
- Bellberry Limited
- Centre for Creative Health
- May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust
- Queen Adelaide Club
- Restless Dance Theatre
- The Helpmann Academy
- Variety SA
Fisher Jeffries is a corporate member of the Jam Factory and proud supporter and provider of legal services support.
Adelaide Youth Orchestras is a not for profit association which runs several world class youth orchestras and ensembles. Fisher Jeffries supports AdYO through pro bono work.
Our lawyers provide pro bono legal advice to the women experiencing homelessness who seek shelter and support at Catherine House as part of a co-operative initiative between a number of Adelaide law firms. The Housing Legal Clinic was recognised in 2008 as the Best Community Project in Australia, receiving a national Givewell Award.
Cancer Council SA
The Cancer Council helps people affected by cancer access free legal advice, where they would otherwise be unable to do so due to cost, illness or other barriers.
Fisher Jeffries provides pro bono solicitors to provide advice and assistance to people suffering from cancer, often in relation to critical issues such as insurance and employment.
Fisher Jeffries is a strong supporter and member of JusticeNet SA. JusticeNet was established in 2009 to coordinate the provision of pro bono legal assistance to individuals who cannot afford a lawyer and would not otherwise have access to legal representation. Fisher Jeffries provides pro bono services through the Self-Representation Service and otherwise to this very valuable service.
Fisher Jeffries is proud to sponsor a number of academic prizes to encourage and inspire law students to excel in their studies and recognise exceptional achievement:
The University of Adelaide – Fisher Jeffries Prize for Litigation Ethics
Flinders University – Fisher Jeffries Prize in Civil Litigation, Fisher Jeffries Prize in Contract and Fisher Jeffries Prize in Property, Equity and Trusts