Event date: 10 March 2022

More than 120 members of the Sunshine Coast legal fraternity excitedly gathered to raise record funds for the Suncoast Community Legal Service at a Wine Dinner hosted by Travis Schultz & Partners on 10 March 2022. 

Thanks to the generosity of this year’s attendees, our fundraising efforts have been almost doubled from 2021, raising a fantastic $30,186 for the cause. Every cent that was raised goes towards ensuring there is equal access to justice for the most vulnerable in our community. 

SCLS General Manager, Richard Matthews said the independent community organisation has been providing free legal advice to financially disadvantaged people for more than three decades and relies heavily on the support of Sunshine Coast lawyers and volunteers. 

Our firm, along with other law firms on the Sunshine Coast, offer free legal advice to SCLS on a voluntary basis throughout the year and we are delighted to once again bring together our community for this worthy cause.  

The evening began with an enlightening talk from keynote speaker Melinda Upton, Chair of nations not-for-profit Minds Count Board Director of the Corporate Mental Health Alliance Australia and newly appointed CEO of Positive Group, a company that helps businesses thrive by building the psychological skills of their people. 

Ms Upton said in the wake of the pandemic, change fatigue has been one of the biggest contributors to employee burnout, and leaders need to step up when it comes to their workforce’s mental and emotional health. Ms Upton, who was a leading intellectual property lawyer before joining Positive Group, wowed guests with her insights and experience about the role of mental health and diverse leadership in the law. 

The evening also included a live auction offering some major prizes, thanks to event sponsors; Coastline BMW, Ord Minnett Sunshine Coast and Longview Vineyards.  

Award winning and family-owned Longview Vineyard was the chosen wine partner for the event, with owner and winemaker, Peter Saturno kindly donating his time to share the intricacies of his wine with guests as they enjoyed a paired wine and delicious three-course meal. 

We are so very grateful for the incredible support from the Sunshine Coast legal community and all involved in making this important occasion possible.  

For more information, go to  https://suncoastcommunitylegal.org/ or view the media release

Event details

When: 5.30 pm, Thursday 10 March 2022

Where: The Lakehouse, Sunshine Coast – 15 Freshwater Street, Mountain Creek

Tickets: $130 per person, all proceeds from ticket sales go directly to SCLS thanks to our event sponsors. 

Tables will seat 10 people.

Dress code: Business attire 

Parking: Available onsite, below Brightwater Hotel 

Suncoast Community Legal Service is a not-for-profit organisation that provides free legal advice to financially disadvantaged people in the community. The independent community organisation has been operating for more than three decades and relies on the support of the Sunshine Coast lawyers, volunteers and the public.

For more information on the Suncoast Community Legal Service, visit www.suncoastcommunitylegal.org


Travis Schultz & Partners

Coastline BMW

Ord Minnett Sunshine Coast

Wine Partner

Longview Vineyard