“Anton was a lawyer with humility and integrity who was genuinely committed to improving access to justice for the poor, marginalised and disadvantaged. He was a respected leader in the pro bono legal community and beyond. He left us far too early.”
John Corker, CEO of the Australian Pro Bono Centre (2004-2019)
The Anton Hermann Memorial Scholarship Program honours the memory of Anton Hermann. Anton Hermann was a Monash University alumnus, dedicated Melbourne pro bono lawyer, and Jewish community leader who devoted his professional life to supporting marginalised and disadvantaged Australians.
Anton Hermann joined MinterEllison in 1990 and he served tirelessly in the role of the firm’s first National Pro Bono & Community Investment Director from 2004. He passed away suddenly in 2019. Anton Hermann has been described as an inspirational leader who truly believed in the power of the law to make a positive difference in the community.
Together, Monash University, MinterEllison and Anton Hermann’s family and have launched The Anton Hermann Memorial Scholarship Program. This scholarship will allow students from disadvantaged backgrounds to study at Monash and change the world for the better. The scholarship offers students $6,000 per annum for the duration of their degree (up to four years) to assist with living costs.
Anton was deeply committed to the pro bono community. He acted with compassion and respect for the dignity of the individuals and communities he supported and his impact will continue to be felt for years to come. The Australian Pro Bono Centre is pleased to share information about the Anton Hermann Scholarship with our wider community.
To learn more about Anton, click here. To learn more about the scholarship, click here. To donate to the scholarship, click here.