Your career doesn’t revolve around your desk. You’ll experience new things and meet new people inside and outside the office. Whether you join one of our employee networks, challenge yourself to raise money for one of our great causes, or get involved in one of our many committees, your everyday work isn’t the only way you’ll progress with us.
Diversity & Inclusion
Our vision is to position Norton Rose Fulbright as a leader in diversity and inclusion and as an employer of choice worldwide. By embracing a diversity of views, perspectives and experience, we attract and retain the best talent and provide our clients with better solutions and more innovative advice.
We take an inclusive approach to diversity encompassing gender, ethnicity, religion and belief, sexual orientation, gender expression, those with caring responsibilities and disability. Our diversity and inclusion strategy has a particular focus on leadership, the partnership pipeline, flexible work practices and support for those with caring responsibilities. Find out more about diversity and inclusion here.
In Australia we have a range of programs and networks including an active Pride network, a Flex-ability network, a focus on creating a more inclusive workplace through Unconscious Bias training, as well as a goal to build a more culturally and linguistically diverse workforce. We have a female Chair, both at a local and global level, over 30% female partners, many of whom work flexibly and we have been awarded year on year with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation. In 2017 we were also named an Australian Workplace Equality Index Silver employer which recognises LGBTI inclusive workplaces across the country.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Wherever in the world we work, we act responsibly and in a way that reinforces our principles of quality, unity and integrity.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a strategic business issue at Norton Rose Fulbright. It is about recognising our obligation to contribute to the communities in which we work, as an organisation and as individuals.
We focus our CSR efforts in support of human rights, Indigenous rights, rights of the LGBTI community, rights of women and children, rights of homeless people and rights of those in the community who are otherwise less fortunate. We do this through pro bono legal support, charitable giving and fundraising, volunteering, our environmental sustainability initiatives and through the actions and initiatives identified in our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
We do a lot to make a difference locally. We are also involved in initiatives that reach much further, such as contributing to the bi-annual Norton Rose Fulbright Global Charity Fundraiser. Every one to two years, through a series of fundraising events, our Australian offices join forces with our global colleagues to raise awareness and funds (around $US250,000) for a particular cause or charity. Past charities have included the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Special Olympics, the National MS Society and the Jubilee Sailing Trust.
Muslim employees and clients
Working parents and carers
Flexible working colleagues
Black and minority ethnic network
LGBT+ and allies
Disability and carers network
Women in Norton Rose Fulbright