Leading Australian law firm Slater and Gordon has announced its sponsorship of the 2012 National Multicultural Festival in Canberra, celebrating the culturally diverse backgrounds of people in the Australian community.
Practice group leader in Slater and Gordon Lawyers Canberra office, Gerard Rees, said that the firm was proud to sponsor the festival, and was looking forward to attending the celebrations this weekend.
“We’re extremely proud to support one of the largest multicultural festivals in Australia,” Mr Rees said.
“As sponsors of the Akuna stage, we’ll be seeing a variety of talented community performances and fashion parades.
“Slater and Gordon has a proud history of helping many people from culturally diverse backgrounds with their legal needs in Canberra and across the country.
“Our Multilingual Legal Helpline can give families from several different backgrounds access to legal information in many languages.
“The ‘We Speak Your Language’ program, launched in 2010, was designed to improve our own cultural awareness and to better serve the needs of people from non-English speaking and culturally diverse backgrounds.
“And with nearly 50 different cultural backgrounds identified by Slater and Gordon employees, non-English speaking people should feel comfortable knowing they will be able to speak to someone who understands them.
“This sponsorship represents our ongoing commitment to work with and celebrate the contributions all people make to Australia,” he said.