Toronto (Canada) – Fasken is delighted to confirm its pledge to provide $25,000 in funding to Pro Bono Ontario (PBO) for each of the next five years, for a total of $125,000.
“Our partnership recognizes that access to justice is increasingly remote for many Ontarians and it is therefore incumbent on members of the legal profession, particularly large law firms like Fasken, to step up and play a leadership role in supporting organizations like PBO.” Martin Denyes, Ontario Managing Partner.
Providing pro bono services and supporting organizations that support and enable the Firm’s lawyers to provide those services has always been important to Fasken. The Firm has been a long-time supporter of PBO, both in terms of monetary support and through the efforts of lawyers who regularly volunteer at PBO’s Law Help centres, the Free Legal Advice Hotline, the Education Law Project, and many other initiatives and ad hoc matters. “We are committed to partnering with our clients in encouraging our respective lawyers to volunteer their services with PBO to help Ontarians in need,” said Denyes.
About Pro Bono Ontario
Since launching in 2001, Pro Bono Ontario has become one of Canada’s most prominent access to justice organizations, by developing and managing high quality and innovative programs that connect volunteer lawyers with Ontarians who can’t afford a lawyer. Wherever possible, PBO embed their free legal services in front-line environments like courthouses, schools and hospitals – places frequented by people with legal problems they can’t afford to address.
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