Through our Global Citizenship initiative, you can feel proud of being part of a Firm that takes its responsibilities as a global citizen seriously and, by leveraging our unique global footprint and ability to collaborate across borders, does work that makes a tangible difference on a wide range of social and environmental issues.
As a graduate in Australia, you will have unparalleled opportunities to do cutting-edge pro bono work on the issues that matter most to you — both locally and cross-border, with many of the world's leading NGOs.
Our global Pro Bono practice is one of the largest in the world, and all of our offices and practice groups participate—in 2017 we provided 108,000 hours of pro bono legal service globally. Your pro bono work will accelerate the development of your legal skills and your contribution will be celebrated and rewarded.
Last year, our clients in Australia, included advising Hagar International, Red Cross International, the World Bank, Conservation International, Save the Children, Disability Discrimination Legal Service, and the Vance Centre for the Environment. Some of the issues we advised on include gender-based violence, illegal logging, LGBTI issues, trafficking of women and children, compliance with international environmental treaties and corporate governance for charities.
Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and inclusion are inherent core values of White & Case, embedded in all we do as One Firm in our offices around the world. As a truly global law firm, we are driven to recruit, retain and advance people of diverse backgrounds who will strengthen our business and our work across practices and regions. We are naturally diverse because of the work we do, the locations we’re in and the type of people we attract. Diversity for us is not a choice—it is a professional imperative.
Our Women’s Initiative
In most countries today, at least half of law graduates are women. Our Global Women’s Initiative— led by a committee of female and male partners including a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee—focuses first and foremost on fostering this important talent pool and ensuring women at White & Case have the opportunities and experience they need to excel and advance to leadership roles.
Our affinity groups are a critical component of creating community within the Firm. Affinity groups are led by partners, counsel or associates and are open to all lawyers and business services professionals. In addition to networking groups for women, and those of various racial and ethnic backgrounds, we are home to strong LGBT affinity groups in Germany, London and the United States.
For more information about our diversity initiative, please view our website.