NZ Firm Directs Employees To Pro Bono Work

We’ve seen this story in a number of variations in different jursidictions… good to see firms thinking like this

The NZ National Business Review reports…

Russell McVeagh ups pro-bono work to keep lawyers busy

It might not be great for the bottom line but at least two community law clinics are benefiting from a slow down in legal work coming through the doors at Russell McVeagh.

Russell McVeagh chief executive Gary McDiarmid says that the firm has expended its pro bono work as legal work slowed down.

“We are encouraging our lawyers to do more of that work,” he says.

As law firms mirrored what was going on in business Russell McVeagh was feeling work had slowed down.

He said that things at top tier law firms in Australian and New Zealand were not as bad as they were in cities like New York and London.

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