We are committed to being a socially responsible legal practice.
We strive to be a firm that not only provides high quality legal services to our clients but also contributes in a real way to the broader public good.
We believe that the greatest assets we have to give to the community are the skill and commitment of our people. That is why we focus our efforts in this area on providing time and resources for each of our legal staff to participate in pro bono (free) legal services directly to not-for-profit sector.
We have been acting for 50 non-for-profit and charity organisations.
We are also active in providing pro bono legal education and information to the community. Aside from holding seminars, Derek Lo has been the regular guest of SBS Radio program for 17 years and host of a TVB television show to promote legal awareness of the society.
Chinese New Year Charity Event in Boxhill
Canaan Lawyers Foundation co-hosted the Chinese New Year ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’ Charity event with the most prominent university student clubs to contribute back to the society. As part of our corporate social responsibility program, we provided free family photo for all participants as well as educated the public about general legal knowledge through interactive games with prizes.
Sandwich-making for Hungry Kids
Collaborating with Eat Up, our staff made 750 sandwiches in an hour for Aussie kids who are not managed to get lunch at schools.
Canaan Lawyers participated in the Charity Walk hosted by the Salvation Army and Foot Solutions and acted as the legal advisor for the event. The event served to raise funds for the disadvantaged groups in Australia.
Guest-Presenter in SBS Radio Program
Derek Lo, Partner of Canaan Lawyers, has been the regular guest-presenter on SBS since 2003 and offered legal tips to his radio audience.
Host of TV Show – Axis of Law
Derek Lo has been the host of Axis of Law since 2014. In cooperating with TVB Australia, Derek hopes to educate public on legal knowledge and enhance public awareness on Australian legal system.
Online Legal Seminar with AusFocus
Derek Lo collaborated with AusFocus on holding several online seminars, aiming to educate the public on how to protect their legal rights amid the global pandemic.
Seminars with Community Organisations
Canaan Lawyers has been actively involved in holding free legal seminars with various community groups, including the Chinese Women’s Association of Victoria, Tianshi Care Australia Group and Chinese Cancer Society of Victoria etc.
Charles Wang, the Senior Manager of Market Development of KVB Kunlun was the guest speaker of the event. He shared with a group of Chinese businessmen and professionals about effective foreign exchange strategies on business’ transaction management.
Ms Coco Hao, the Market Development Manager of Alipay Australia, was the guest speaker of the event. She shared about strategies on setting up and maintaining companies’ transactions and management through online trading platforms, QR codes as well as mobile apps.
Mr. Yuting Yang, Chief Economist of ANZ Bank Greater China, was the speaker. In the event, he discussed the development trend of China’s One Belt One Road in the next 20 years, and addressed issues such as the shrink in production capacity and property market, as well as economic impacts of deleveraging.
Lindt Chocolate Cafés and Shops
Mr. Andy Toming, Brand Representative of Lindt Corporate Brand Representative was the guest speaker for this event. He shared with guests about how to choose the best festive corporate gifts and provided varied flavours of Lindt chocolates for tasting.
Mr. Vincent Lam, the editor of Wine·Weishang Magazine, was the guest speaker. He shared his wine-tasting knowledge and skills and teach guests to make professional comment on a variety of fine wines.
Half the Sky Foundation Australia
Ms Lauren O’Hara, Director of Half the Sky Foundation Australia, and Ms Veronica Reich, Director of Public Relations, were guest speakers of the event.
Meanwhile, Mr. Guy Russo, the founding director and vice chairman of the Half the Sky Foundation (is also the CEO of Kmart), explained to us the importance of helping orphans in rural China and hence the aim of Half the Sky foundation.
Ms Dionne Felix, Mont Blanc’s marketing manager was the special guest speaker for the event. She shared with the guests about Montblanc’s prestigious brand history and its exclusive boutique pens and watches. The event also celebrated the 110th anniversary of the establishment of Montblanc.
TVB (Australia) Pty Ltd
Ms Sherry Li, District Manager of Victoria, Victoria District Manager was the guest speaker. She shared with the guest about the importance of Australian companies in pursuing information integration with China, and explained the potential business opportunities of TVB TV set-top boxes.
Contact us if you are interested.
We are always looking for ways to increase the impact of the pro bono legal work that we do. If you are a member of a not for profit charitable organisation and would like legal assistance please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org outlining the work your organisation does and the type of assistance you require. We cannot guarantee that we will have the resources to assist in every instance but all requests will be carefully considered.