Harwood Andrews (HA) is a leading law firm that understands local issues. With more than 100 lawyers, HA is one of the largest regional law firms in Victoria. New initiatives, expansion, awards, and community were key to HA’s success in 2016. HA opened an office in regional city of Albury. Using the latest technology to collaborate between offices, the new location reaffirms our commitment to providing quality legal services to regional communities.
As one of four Australian law firms Certified as a B Corporation (B Corp), HA not only operate for the benefit of shareholders, but also for the environment, our communities, and our people. In 2016 at the International B Corp Retreat in Philadelphia, HA received global recognition for contributions made to the B Corp movement and our efforts in driving change in regional communities. This resulted in HA being the only Australian B Corp to receive an award at the retreat, Rookie of the Year.
Our pro bono program supports organisations and causes that have a positive impact in our communities. In the past year, HA has contributed in excess of 3000 hours to pro bono services, averaging 36 hours per lawyer, more than the National Pro Bono Aspirational Target.
Other HA initiatives include:
- establishment of a Futures Committee, an innovation program for idea generation and implementation
- product development harnessing technology - Online Will
- commencing a Class Action practice
- the only regional law firm to complete legal work for authorities on the Victorian Government Panel.