Community Support

McCarthy Durie Lawyers have been actively contributing to the Brisbane community and in particular our original base of Redland City for over thirty years. After so many decades, we know and care for many different groups and people within the region and have always felt it is important to contribute back to the community.

2013 Brissie to the Bay – The Ride to Fight MS

McCarthy Durie Lawyers are proud to get behind Director, Marcus Johnson who is fundraising to fight MS by competing in the 2013 Brissie to the bay bike ride!

Marcus is an avid bike rider with a penchant for philanthropy. He has decided to combine these two past-times and compete in the Enerflex Brissie to the Bay bike ride.

“The Ride to Fight MS” is helping to raise funds to provide vital services and support to assist all those affected by Multiple Sclerosis. McCarthy Durie Lawyers has donated $500 in support of Marcus’ ride. You too can help support Marcus’ efforts and those affected by MS by donating here: www.msqldevents.org.au/enerflex-ms-brissie-to-the-bay-bike-ride-2013/marcusjohnson

The bike ride is to be held on Sunday 23rd June, with the full course covering 100 km. It begins at Musgrave Park and heads out to Wynnum where it continues along to the Manly esplanade and over to Wellington Point. The course then begins to track back towards the starting point via Wakerley.

Marcus has set fundraising and finishing time goals that he would like to achieve. Encourage Marcus to reach these goals by donating to a worthy cause. All donations are tax deductible.

Contribution to the Legal Community:

McCarthy Durie offers paid placements for University Law students which enables the student to gain valuable experience within the industry while they are studying. The student can then progress into roles as a law graduate and then as an employed lawyer.

This program offers opportunities to new lawyers in much the same way as a trade apprenticeship does and ensures that quality lawyers are produced for the future.

This program has been in place for several years over which time we have had the priviledge to train law students and witness them grow and develop into fully practicing lawyers who are giving back to society.

Work Experience:

McCarthy Durie has provided work experience opportunities to students from a number of local educational institutions over the past 12 months.

Those schools include:

  • Ormiston College
  • Sheldon College
  • Lourdes Hill College
  • University of Queensland
  • Griffith University