Outreach


Community Outreach

 

DunnCox embraces its responsibility as a good corporate citizen to the downtown Kingston community, in which the firm is located, and to the wider Jamaican society. The firm therefore continues to lend its support to the meaningful projects and activities undertaken by a number of organizations, groups and service clubs. In particular, those projects which focus on improving the lives of the youth are very special to the DunnCox team.

For many years, the firm provided material support for a day-care centre serving the downtown community. During 2003, we decided to expand our outreach programme to help meet the pressing educational and recreational needs of the children resident in the immediate environs of this office. To this end, DunnCox chose to partner in a significant way with the St. Andrew's Scots Kirk United Church in the development of its Children's Cultural and Educational Programme.

We are proud of our association with academics in the region. Not only is the firm a Century Club Member, but it has also shown its appreciation for academic excellence by awarding scholarships, bursaries and prizes to students pursuing LL.B. degrees at the University of the West Indies and the Norman Manley Law School. The DunnCox Law Scholarship is tenable at the University of the West Indies, Faculty of Law, Cave Hill Campus, for a period of two years. The Scholarship is awarded to an applicant of high academic achievement; good character and excellent leadership qualities. DunnCox has been a contributor of the U.W.I. Endowment Fund from its inception in 1998. The DunnCox award is presented bi-annually to a Jamaican National who has successfully completed the first year of study leading to the LL.B. degree at the University of the West Indies. The firm also awards the Michael March Memorial Prize and the H.H. Dunn Prize to students in the first year with the best performance in Remedies and Legal Drafting and Interpretation respectively.

The firm, additionally, created the Enid Fay Chin Employee & Community Scholarship in October 2011 in memory of Mrs. Enid Chin, late partner and founder of the DunnCox scholarship programme. This scholarship was established in 2005 to provide financial assistance to children of employees who sit the GSAT examinations and children within the Downtown Kingston community.

In the wider community, several of our Attorneys are also involved in sports associations, serving on high school boards and contributing to charities involved in social development.