McCarthy Tétrault is PBSC’s National Law Firm partner and supports the national program as well as PBSC programs across the country. In addition to this direct support, McCarthy Tétrault’s incredible team of lawyers in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montréal devotes significant time to PBSC project supervision, speaking engagements and training sessions for volunteers.
Without the stunning support of McCarthy Tétrault, PBSC’s National Office and local chapters would not be able to provide individuals in need with nearly the same level of legal services as we currently deliver. The firm has a long tradition of delivering pro bono legal services and participating in community programs: http://www.mccarthy.ca/community_and_pro_bono_work.aspx.
In 2009, McCarthy Tétrault contributed over $3.3 million worth of pro bono services. In recognition of the firm’s efforts, McCarthy Tétrault received the first annual Canadian National Pro Bono Law Firm Award. Funding for PBSC is provided through the McCarthy Tétrault Foundation, an organization sponsored by McCarthy Tétrault LLP. The Foundation—a first among Canadian law firms—was established in 1997 to foster charitable giving and sponsorships. In addition to providing support to PBSC, the Foundation has contributed funds to over 170 Canadian organizations and institutions, including hospitals, local charities, food banks, youth and cultural programs, arts organizations and law schools.