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Maddocks signs up to indigenous pro bono marathon

Maddocks signs up to indigenous pro bono marathon

Maddocks lawyers says it will provide pro bono legal and marketing services to an indigenous social change program for two years.

The firm, together with the Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP), have formalised the two year alliance, with the firm providing pro-bono legal, marketing and library services to the IMP team.

The IMP is an expanding social change program that uses marathon running as a vehicle to promote the benefits of healthy living and lifestyle to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

In the annual event, a group of young Indigenous men and women are selected to run in the New York City Marathon with just 6 months of training. At the same time the runners also complete a Certificate IV in Health and Leisure.

Maddocks explains its interest in the indigenous program, saying it has a long history of pro bono work for organisations involved in homelessness, mental health and Indigenous affairs.

The firm said it’s committed to providing pro-bono legal and non-legal services to not-for-profit organisations, individuals, corporations, statutory authorities and community groups who have charitable, public interest and access-to-justice objectives.

Maddocks' CEO David Rennick said: "The IMP is a superb initiative that has already changed the lives of a number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women."

The pro-bono alliance will be managed out of Maddocks' new Canberra office, which is headed by Simonetta Astolfi. 

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