Parke Lawyers is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parke Corporation. The entire group supports communities by providing financial and volunteer support. Corporate social responsibility is central to all aspects of our operations.
Management and staff at Parke Lawyers are active members of the communities in which we work and live. Parke Lawyers is involved and sponsors the following community activities:
Camberwell Art Show – Parke Lawyers has on a number of occasions, been gold sponsor for this prestigious community event. Now in its 54th year, this is the largest art show in Australia outside the Archibald prize.
Carols by Candlelight – For many years, Parke Lawyers has been a key annual sponsor of the local Carols by Candlelight community events in the City of Boroondara.
Contribution to better communities – Managing Director Jim Parke is a councillor at the City of Boroondara and immediate past Mayor. He also served for three years as a member of the Adult Parole Board of Victoria.
Women @ The Alfred Foundation – Parke Lawyers donates legal services to The Chairman’s Lunch annual fundraising event. The Foundation raises in excess of $500,000 annually for men’s health research, equipment and programs.
Crime Stoppers Victoria – Parke Lawyers strongly supports the great work done by Crime Stoppers Victoria by providing pro bono legal services.
Staff volunteering – Parke Lawyers promotes staff volunteering efforts and supports our staff endeavours offering flexible working hours to accommodate volunteering commitments. Lawyers volunteer at Westjustice; HIV AIDS clinic.
Parke Lawyers understands that attracting and retaining the best people available is crucial to our ongoing success and profitability. We have developed a number of initiatives which provide a strong commitment to valuing our staff and driving the best results for our clients. These include:
- We support staff initiatives that drive innovation, work and cost efficiencies
- We promote learning options to close the generational gap promoting that staff of all ages have a skill and knowledge that can be transferred to the generation below or above them.
- Staff are encouraged to become stakeholders in the firm’s success. Our staff have received numerous awards including for excellence in Aviation Law and Managing Director Jim Parke was named Business Law Specialist of the Year 2014.
Education and Learning
Parke Lawyers promotes continuing education both through in-house programs and further learnin