Australia: New Perimeter: Pro Bono for our world - (Part 1)
Last Updated: 25 March 2012

Our Mission

New Perimeter's mission is to provide long-term, high-impact pro bono legal support to qualifying nonprofits, governments and academic institutions, primarily in developing and post-conflict regions.

New Perimeter, a nonprofit entity established by global law firm DLA Piper, was founded in 2005 as a result of our firm's commitment to support legal advancement worldwide. New Perimeter draws on the skills of more than 4,000 DLA Piper lawyers globally. We focus our work on legal education, women's and children's rights, access to justice and law reform, environmental protection, economic development and food security.

New Perimeter supports social and economic development, as well as transparent and sound legal institutions. We do this in part by providing direct assistance on projects designed to strengthen a country's legal system, improve the skills of its judges and lawyers, encourage economic growth, promote the rule of law and strengthen human rights. We also do this by providing internal strategic legal counsel to institutions working to further these same goals. Whether we are teaching at a law school, training judicial officials, helping a government draft laws or providing technical assistance to a NGO, one of our primary goals is to increase the capacity of the local institution.

Because New Perimeter is committed to an interdisciplinary approach, we regularly partner with DLA Piper clients, academic institutions and NGOs to achieve our mutual goals.

DLA Piper's pro bono program continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of communities around the world. We will commit the necessary financial and professional resources to broaden the reach and impact of these important initiatives as it defines our core values and reinforces the strength of our global platform.

Lee Miller
Joint CEO, DLA Piper

Achieving improvements in social justice and addressing complex global problems is a vital task. As an expanding global law firm, our responsibility to our communities across the globe exceeds the parameters of traditional legal pro bono work, and New Perimeter allows the firm to support and remedy issues in areas of desperate need.

Sir Nigel Knowles
Joint CEO, DLA Piper

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