8th Aug 2015 5:00 AM

LEGAL offices have a reputation for being fairly staid set-ups, with suits almost a compulsory dress code for staff.

But there's an exception to every rule, and at Maroochydore legal firm Garland Waddington Solicitors, that exception is Jeans For Genes Day.
Partner Ken Waddington said the team had supported the national fundraising campaign for the Children's Medical Research Institute for a number of years, and staff enjoyed the chance to "dress down".

"We are very committed to supporting our local community, and the team are good at sniffing out a good cause that we can support in the office too," Mr Waddington said.

"It's a great opportunity for the team to have a bit of fun, a good excuse for morning tea, and we can raise funds to support genetic research at the same time."

Genes For Jeans Day is held on the first Friday in August each year, and schools, offices and streets become a sea of denim in a united stance against childhood disease.

Every dollar raised on the day helps scientists at Children's Medical Research Institute discover treatments and cures to give every child the opportunity to live a long and healthy life.