JunHe's influence in China is not only evident through the firm's legal services, but also through its dedication to social responsibility. JunHe is aware of the positive effects a law firm of its size can have on society, and thus it remains dedicated to making a difference.
The firm dedicates a great deal of time and resources to beginning education programs, scholarship programs, legislative research, pro-bono and public interest activities.
The firm recognizes the importance of education. Children are the future, and it is important that every child has the chance to receive a strong education. JunHe helps with many different programs and in many different ways to make sure that the youth of China can receive a strong education to ensure a promising future.
JunHe was the first Chinese law firm to launch a law school scholarship program. In 1994 (in honor of the fifth anniversary of the establishment of JunHe), the firm established the ‘JunHe Lawyer Talent Scholarship’, through which the firm awards money each year to talented students in Beijing majoring in law.
JunHe also donates to the Hope Primary School program in western China. During the summer of 2007, students from six Hope Primary Schools were invited by the Beijing Bar Association to spend their summer vacation in Beijing. JunHe and five other law offices arranged various educational and entertaining activities in which they could participate during their stay.
In June 2007, in order to help the children of the Beijing Sun Village Special Children Aid Center (the ‘Sun Village’) and in celebration of Children's Day (a national holiday in China), JunHe organized an activity called ‘Sharing love with the children’. Dozens of partners, lawyers, and administrative personnel, along with their family members, took part in the day's activities.
JunHe recently has been providing free legal services for the New Citizen Program, which is the firm's first large project since the establishment of the Narada Foundation. The program focuses on improving the living conditions of migrant workers and their children's education, mental health and general well being.
Many of JunHe's partners and lawyers provided free legal services and assisted in the establishment of the Zhaoyang No.1 New Citizen School, the first school under the New Citizen Program. On September 15, 2007, as a thank-you for their contribution, JunHe was invited to attend the opening ceremony of the Zhaoyang No.1 New Citizen School.
In 2006, JunHe began its commitment to the Narada Foundation, a nationwide, private foundation supporting the development of civil pro bono activities. The program mainly focuses on the social issues arising from the transformation of China and promotes social equality and harmony.
In November 2006 JunHe, along with the China Youth Development Foundation, the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, McKinsey & Company, Deloitte & Touche, Ogilvy & Mather, and Novartis and Motorola established Non-Profit Partners (‘NPP’). NPP's mission is to promote the development of pro bono missions in China.
JunHe has also been donating to the Spring Bud Program and the Hope Project for many years. Both programs work on sending under privileged children to school.