Legal and Governance Support for Charities and Not for Profits – Sophie Pearson

Members of the McLaughlins Lawyers team are involved in a range of not-for-profit and charity community groups across a range of areas.

They are involved as members of those organisations, suppliers of services including pro bono legal services, and as board or committee members.

Sophie Pearson, Practice Director, is in the final stages of developing the RizeUp Law Hub. This is a volunteer service providing legal assistance to women and children in Refuges.

Sophie also volunteers for Womens’ Legal Service Queensland providing telephone advice to women in remote areas ensuring access to Justice.

Sophie is passionate about AFL and through McLaughlins we are a member of Sports Gold Coast. One of Sports Gold Coast’s many initiatives is to promote Gold Coast Women in sport and Sophie sponsors Serene Watson, one of our local players for the Womens’ Suns Team.

McLaughlins recently hosted the launch of this initiative on our rooftop where many members of the Gold Coast Community including the Mayor, Members of Parliament, Councillors, local business owners and supporters of sport in general attended.

Sophie will also be presenting a one day education seminar for the case workers of the Refuges on “Getting a matter to Trial” in the latter part of this year as many women in refuge are not eligible for legal aid and are unable to afford a lawyer. This seminar will enable the case workers to be better equipped to help their clients to be self-represented litigants.

McLaughlins Lawyers directors Sophie Pearson & Ian Kennedy attending the 52nd Gold Coast Sports Star Awards in 2020.

McLaughlins has been proud sponsors of Sports Gold Coast and this event for a number of years

 

Author: Sophie Pearson

Director: Sophie Pearson

Date: 11 May 2021