At Travis Schultz & Partners, we don’t just talk about being a law firm with a community conscience, we put our words into action. Giving back is at the centre of everything we do. It’s what motivates us, what drives us to advocate for the underdog, and guides our professional services model.
We participate in a range of amazing charitable initiatives and community organisations across Queensland and strive to seek out values-based partnerships that strongly align with our ethos (and passions!).
It is also important to us to give back to our profession and we do this in a variety of ways.
Finally, we are continually seeking out ways we can become a more sustainable and environmentally friendly practice, acknowledging there is always room for learning and improvement in this important field.
Causes we support
Wishlist is a not-for-profit charity dedicated to fundraising for the needs of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service. At TSP, we believe Wishlist is critical to improving the lives of the Sunshine Coast community who need it most, and we are proud to be associated with their fundraising efforts for the past 15 years.
Our founding managing partner, Travis Schultz, was pivotal in the development of Wishlist’s key fundraising event, The Spring Racing Gala. The event has raised more than $1.2m since its inception and is now considered the biggest and most successful annual fundraising event on the Sunshine Coast.
Another fantastic Sunshine Coast local charity is SunnyKids, a not-for-profit organisation working tirelessly to break intergenerational cycles of poverty and disadvantage. The SunnyKids vision is for a society in which everyone feels safe, belongs and has a chance to reach their full potential – an incredible cause the team at Travis Schultz & Partners readily gets behind.
TSP proudly sponsors the annual Travis Schultz Winemakers Master Class, which is a key fundraiser for SunnyKids.
LifeFlight provide Queenslanders with world-leading aeromedical care, operating an advanced fleet of RACQ LifeFlight rescue helicopters and Air Ambulance jets. Travis Schultz & Partners first began working with LifeFlight in 2019 and since then, we’ve had much pleasure in supporting this worthy organisation across a range of fundraising activities and events.
Travis Schultz sits on the LifeFlight Foundation Board as a regional member and is proud of TSP’s ongoing association with this vital community service.
Travis Schultz and his family are passionate about playing cricket so it was only natural that Travis Schultz & Partners would become sponsors of the Sunshine Coast Scorchers, USC Cricket Club, the Coastal Marlins and the Sunshine Coast Cricket Association. Values-based partnerships are important to us, and there is an incredibly strong values alignment between TSP and Sunshine Coast Cricket as a whole.
Community sport plays an important role in bringing people from all walks of life together, encouraging healthy lifestyles, social and emotional well-being, teamwork, camaraderie, and building a sense of community pride.
Visit the Sunshine Coast Cricket Association website to find out more about this great community sport.
Community cricket and TSP
Suncoast Community Legal Service
The Suncoast Community Legal Service (SCLS) is a not-for-profit organisation, which provides free legal advice to financially disadvantaged people in our community. The independent organisation has been operating for more than thirty years and relies on the support of Sunshine Coast lawyers, volunteers and the public.
Many Travis Schultz & Partners lawyers proudly volunteer their time by providing free advice to the service throughout each year. Working with SCLS over the years has been deeply rewarding for Travis and the team. Travis was honoured when they made him a life member after serving as a volunteer solicitor and working on the committee for more than a decade.
Since 2020, TSP also hosts an annual wine dinner fundraiser for SCLS. Visit the SCLS website to learn more about this vital community service. On our community and events page, you can also see more about SCLS and TSP events.
Queensland Law Society
The Queensland Law Society (QLS) is the peak representative body for the legal profession in Queensland, providing leadership, guidance and support for more than 13,000 members.
Travis Schultz served as a Councillor on the Board of QLS in 2018 and 2019. He was Chair of the QLS Governance Committee and served on the Professional Conduct Committee, Committee of Management and Executive Committee.
Travis, along with three other lawyers at TSP are QLS Accredited Specialists in the field of Personal Injury. Visit our Meet your Team page to find out more. Visit the QLS website to learn more about this organisation.
Governance and legal roles on boards
Travis Schultz and several of his team members serve the community through a range of governance and board roles. Travis is the former Deputy Chair of the Board of Matthew Flinders Anglican College, past Chairman of the Matthew Flinders Foundation, a Queensland Director of the LifeFlight Foundation and a Board Member of the Sunshine Coast Turf Club.
Travis remains active with the Australian Lawyers Alliance and is a regular presenter at conferences for a range of organisations including the Australian Lawyer’s Alliance, the National Australian Lawyers Alliance, the Queensland Law Society, Lexus Nexus and others.
Supporting new graduates and rising stars in our profession is important us. Travis Schultz & Partners proudly host law student internships, providing students with exposure to a range of interesting and challenging experiences across the compensation law spectrum. Providing students with this experience and supporting young lawyers starting out in their profession is something Travis is passionate about.
Being environmentally conscious is becoming an essential part of operating a firm as more clients expect and demand the organisations they deal with to have an environmental (and social) conscience. At Travis Schultz & Partners, we have the same expectations on ourselves as a firm, and are continually looking at ways we can improve, innovate and evolve into a more sustainable business for the future.
Here are a just few sustainable practices we have embraced since our firm opened its doors in 2018:
- We have employed an Environmental Officer, who helps coordinate and implement our recycling and sustainable efforts;
- We have ensured recycling facilities are made available to staff in our kitchen, ensuring all cans and bottles are recycled;
- We had solar panels installed on the roof of our Mooloolaba office;
- We offset the emissions of our work vehicles, and
- We are continuously working towards becoming a ‘paper-less’ law firm.
Read an article by our Environmental Officer, Amy Smith, on ways you can reduce, reuse and recycle in your workplace.