We view serving the community as a privilege. We recognize that we have the unique ability to have a positive impact on our community at large. Therefore, we actively seek and participate in numerous pro bono activities that utilize our professional capabilities for worthy causes.
Educational and social programs
The firm is involved in various activities of the Unistream non profit organization. The organization focuses on reducing socioeconomic gaps and providing equal opportunities, through the training of young, future business and social leaders from resource scarce, peripheral communities in Israel.
Barnea & Co. is involved on a pro bono basis, in co-operation with the IDC Legal Clinic for Startups, in a program to assist law students and entrepreneurs from under represented sectors. The program will take place in the 2016/2017 academic year.
Over the years our team has taken part in educational activities such as “Shiyur Acher” (translated as “A Different Lesson”), which aim to empower disadvantaged youth. In the course of these projects, our firm provides lessons on various legal topics for the students as they hold their own mock trials. Through this partnership, our firm is able to have a positive, lasting impact on students in underprivileged neighborhoods.
Our firm places an emphasis on combatting discrimination. For the past two years we have been operating a telephone hotline for parents who encounter discrimination when registering their children at educational institutions, in conjunction with the NPO, “Hakol Chinuch” (“Education is Everything”).
In addition, our firm provides legal assistance to “Budo for Peace,” an Israeli educational NPO that brings children together from areas of conflict in Israel to instill the values of peace, tolerance and mutual respect through traditional Japanese martial arts training.
Assistance and financial donations to social organizations
Barnea & Co. assists NPOs and organizations that are engaged in promoting educational and cultural excellence by providing financial donations including scholarships for law students.
Heseg Innovators Program (HIP)
Our firm took part in HIP, which is an Entrepreneurs program of “Keren Heseg”, the Foundation for former Lone Soldiers.
The program aims to guide and train entrepreneurs to implement their business projects, by professional and personal support.
The program lasted for six months. Fifteen lone soldiers participated in the program. Barnea & Co. was the legal mentor of the program, providing personal advice to the participants. Micky Barnea lectured on various legal issues.