Russell Kennedy and Freehills have highlighted pro bono work with official functions.
Tonight (30 November) Russell Kennedy will host the Attorney-General's Community Law Partnerships Pro Bono Networking Event in Melbourne.
The Victorian Attorney-General, Robert Clark, will be attending, alongside Community Legal Centre (CLC) representatives and lawyers to discuss the building and maintenance of successful pro bono partnerships.
Freehills has also announced the winner of its inaugural pro bono award.
Alice Macdougall, a Melbourne-based special counsel, was presented with the Keith Steele Pro Bono Leadership Award at a lunch on 18 November.
Macdougall was presented with the medal for her work with the firm's charity law group.
Keith Steele was a partner at Freehills for 29 years before his unexpected death in 2009. He was also a former chairman of the firm's Sydney office and a founding member of the Sydney Pro Bono Committee.
Keith Steele's widow, Margaret Steele, presented Macdougall with her award.