Community Involvement

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Investing in Our Communities: Canada

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 in Canada 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, and sponsoring the annual Desjardins Entrepreneur Awards in Québec.

Investing in Our Communities: London

Charitable and Community Giving

Our lawyers and staff also support a number of national charities such as Cancer Research UK, The Royal British Legion, Barnardo's and Genetic Disorders UK through various initiatives, such as sponsored races, cake sales, coffee mornings and sponsored dress-down days.

Fasken Martineau also supports many of these initiatives by matching the funds raised by its lawyers and staff to increase the donations to these charities.

International Lawyers for Africa

Fasken Martineau is a member firm of International Lawyers for Africa (ILFA), an Africa focused capacity building organisation which aims to build the legal skills and expertise of African lawyers across the continent.

ILFA facilitates three-month placements in leading international law firms offering training in a variety of practice areas including complex services, litigation, intellectual property, project finance and sovereign debt, covering industries from mining, construction and banking to oil & gas.

The ILFA programme has been recognised for its excellence and innovation by a number of international bodies including The Law Society of England & Wales, the Financial Times and Legal Week.

MidKent College

Fasken Martineau has provided invaluable support for students on MidKent College's Legal Secretarial course for several years. The CILEx Diploma taught at the college requires students to gain work placements, with which the firm has always been happy to assist with.

Students who take up placements with the firm gain a unique insight into the legal profession as well as job skills which benefit them in their future careers.

Fasken Martineau hopes its association with MidKent College will continue to grow for many years to come.
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