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The LIV Young Lawyers Wear for Success Drive – an overwhelming success

The LIV Young Lawyers Wear for Success Drive – an overwhelming success

By Georgia Smith and Stefani Janson

Communication Young Persons 

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In October, 25 Victorian law organisations took part in the inaugural LIV Young Lawyers Community Issues Committee Wear for Success (WFS) Clothing Donation Drive.

Above: LIV Young Lawyers Community Issues Committee co-chair Stefani Janson with some of items generously donated by the Victorian legal profession last month.

WFS supports men and women in preparing for one of life’s stressful challenges – a job interview. WFS helps people from all walks of life through a twofold service of providing clothes, accessories and style tips, as well as hosting workshops on resume writing and interview skills.

In 2018, LIV Young Lawyers Community Issues Committee co-chairs Stefani Janson and Georgia Smith set a benchmark target of 10 legal organisations to sign on and commit to sourcing at least two donated archive boxes of clothing in support of this worthwhile cause. The Committee’s expectations exceeded both targets, with a total of 25 legal organisations participating and generously donating an astounding four (very full) car loads of items. With a fantastic range of items donated including complete business suits, leather jackets and fashion accessories, this drive was a true testament to the philanthropic spirit of our legal community.

The Community Issues Committee extends its thanks to Melbourne’s legal community whose enthusiasm created such a successful drive. Special congratulations go to Colin Biggers & Paisley who donated the most clothing with a total of 12 archive boxes. In recognition of its inspired generosity the firm will receive an LIV Lawbooks voucher on behalf of the Community Issues Committee.

We also would like to recognise and thank all the organisations that so kindly and generously participated in the WFS drive, with each to receive a certificate of appreciation from the Law Institute of Victoria:

  • Aitken Partners
  • Ashurst
  • Colin Biggers & Paisley
  • Dentons
  • Fitzroy Community Legal Centre
  • JobWatch
  • Kennedy Partners
  • Kennedys
  • Madgwicks
  • Moores
  • Professionals Australia
  • Ryan Carlisle Thomas
  • Salvos Legal
  • Saunders Law
  • SBA Legal
  • Sharrock Pitman Legal
  • Shiff & Company
  • Slater and Gordon
  • Soho Lawyers
  • Sparke Helmore
  • Tisher Liner FC Law
  • Velocity Legal
  • Victorian Legal Services Board

Special thanks also to Dentons’ Melbourne office which kindly offered the Committee the use of its premises for storage and whose staff assisted greatly with arranging the donations for collection.

With the strong support shown by the Victorian legal community for WFS, the Committee plans to make this drive an annual project, and will return in 2019. If you would like to register your early interest, please email younglaw@liv.asn.au to have your firm added to our mailing list.


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