Collectively and individually, our lawyers and staff give of their time and money by participating in charitable activities, serving on boards and committees, and fundraising for charities. We raise money each year to support the United Way across Canada and we recently donated to the earthquake relief efforts in Haïti and Japan, and to famine relief efforts in East Africa.
Our broader community involvement includes sponsoring the Vancouver Canucks and Ballet BC, organizing law moots for high school students in Calgary, funding holiday gifts for needy children in Toronto, sponsoring the annual Desjardins Entrepreneur Awards in Québec, and participating in the annual celebration of contemporary British art at London’s Royal College of Art.
Investing in Our Communities: London
Fasken Martineau is a member of PRIME
, an organisation which encourages diversity in the legal profession and helps schoolchildren broaden their skills. PRIME is a pioneering initiative by the UK’s leading law firms to encourage greater diversity in the legal profession by offering quality work experience and continuing support to young people from less privileged backgrounds.
Each year Fasken Martineau offers students aged 13-17 the opportunity to take part in a structured work experience programme that is co-ordinated and delivered by firm staff representing departments across our business.
The programme delivers a minimum of 30-35 hours of work experience and is designed to provide the young people involved with insight into all aspects of our business, not just in law, but also in our professional support services, such as Information Technology, Finance, Human Resources and Marketing.
We continue to develop our relationship with Paddington Academy with students joining us for work experience during the summer. The students spend their time developing skills in a wide variety of areas such as communication, presentation, networking, negotiation and team work.
We look forward to developing a long-term relationship with Paddington Academy to achieve the aims of this valuable initiative, which benefits both the young people involved and the legal profession as a whole.
Fasken Martineau is a member of LawWorks
, which offers free legal help for individuals and community groups that cannot afford to access Legal Aid or other forms of financial assistance. LawWorks works with lawyers who volunteer their legal skills to support individuals and community groups across England and Wales.
Our lawyers and staff also support nationwide charities such as Cancer Research UK, The Royal British Legion, Barnardo’s and Genetic Disorders UK through various initiatives, such as sponsored marathons, cake sales and sponsored dress-down days.