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Social Media-Savvy Clerks Share Tips with Charity


Corrs Chambers Westgarth’s Sydney summer clerks were given a unique pro bono project this clerkship season: prepare a social media guide for the Inspire Foundation, which runs youth mental health site ReachOut.com.

Assisted by a team of Corrs’ lawyers, the clerks spent two months researching and wring the guide. The social media handbook, which covers duty of care, copyright, and obligations under the Privacy and Spam Act, was presented to Inspire CEO Jonathan Nicholas and Clinical Partnership Manager, Kerry Buhagiar yesterday.

“The work done by the Corrs Summer Clerks touches many people in the organisation and everyone will be excited to hear about it. The Guide has given us as an organisation, including our staff and volunteers, assurance that what we are doing is in the best interest of the organisation and young people,” said Mr. Nicholas.

“This project reinforces our enduring belief that young people take the work they do seriously, to deliver tremendous results.”

Corrs’ supervising partner on the project Eugenia Kolivos said, “Social Media is a new frontier for many organisations and for many there are no established guidelines. The Summer Clerks have spent a great deal of time and effort on this pro-bono project and have produced a quality product.”

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