“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill
We pride ourselves on being not only good lawyers, but good people too. Part of our goal at Nomos is to make sure that our firm has a positive impact on our community and helps to shape the society that we live in.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Caring is not just part of what we do, it is part of who we are. We recognise that Nomos is not just part of the business community, we are part of the wider global community as well. This is why we have established a Corporate Social Responsibility program that is a vital part of who we are and who we want to be. We engage with community organisations and try to be as environmentally friendly as possible. We invest in the well-being of our team and we offer a workplace that embraces diversity and encourages flexibility.
Ultimately, our hope is that we leave the world a better place than we found it.
We enjoy what we do and being able to give back is a big part of that.
Our current charity partner is The TLR Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to recruiting more stem cell and bone marrow donors to the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry and to supporting the important work of cancer and haematology nurses.
We have been involved in all The TLR Foundation’s fundraising campaigns to date, and are extremely proud to know that we helped raise $300,000 to fund a room in the new, state of the art Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplant ward in Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital, which welcomed its first patient in August 2018. We are now supporting The TLR Foundation’s latest goal, to raise $160,000 to establish the Trace Richey Nursing Scholarship at the University of Sydney in appreciation of the nurses who work in this field. The funds will establish a perpetual scholarship which will allow nurses to undertake a Master in Cancer & Haematology at the University of Sydney. You can read more about the importance of the Foundation’s work here.
From 2017 – 2020, Nomos was a Corporate Partner of the St Vincent’s HIV Future Fund which was established by the St Vincent’s Curran Foundation to help reduce rates of HIV transmission and support HIV positive marginalised individuals. The fund supports universal treatment, medical research and Stanford House, a short-term residential service for HIV positive homeless people. St Vincent’s Hospital has always been at the forefront of HIV/AIDS treatment in Australia and Nomos was extremely proud to be contributing to their continued excellence in the field.
You can learn more about St Vincent’s Hospital’s role in helping those with HIV/AIDS over the last 30 years here:
Nomos Director Kathryn Viegas is actively involved in a number of community organisations. She is the current President of the Management Committee of the Immigration Advice and Rights Centre, a community legal centre that provides free immigration advice and representation to refugees and financially disadvantaged immigrants in New South Wales. She is the Co-Founder and Vice Chair of The TLR Foundation which promotes stem cell and bone marrow donation across Australia and supports postgraduate education for haematology oncology nurses. Kathryn is also the Secretary of Diverse Women in Law, an organisation that seeks to empower and support diverse women as they enter and navigate the legal profession.
We consider pro bono work to be a fundamental responsibility of the legal profession. We have a strong commitment to providing pro bono services to clients who otherwise would not be able to afford legal assistance.
Generally, we take on pro bono clients who are referred by the Immigration Advice and Rights Centre or Women’s Community Shelters. Where other cases come to our attention, we consider these clients on a case by case basis. If you are experiencing financial hardship and have limited support networks in Australia, or if your case has significant public interest implications, you may be considered for pro bono services.
If you would like to discuss our pro bono program, please contact Kathryn Viegas. If you are looking for pro bono assistance and wish to learn more, please first read our Pro Bono Policy before completing this form and contacting our office.