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Cassels - Vancouver, British Columbia

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Pro Bono Information

Does your organization have a pro bono policy? Yes
Does your organization track pro bono time? Yes

Billable Hour Credit

Is billable hour credit given for pro bono work? Yes
Is there a maximum that will be credited? Other
Comments We believe in giving back to the communities in which we work and live.

Our staff and lawyers have always been active in our communities: sitting on boards, coaching sports teams, spearheading fundraising efforts, mentoring youth and volunteering time with charitable organizations. Through our Corporate Responsibility Committee, we embody this community-minded spirit at a firm level, recognizing that with our combined efforts we can have a truly significant impact.


We are committed to supporting organizations that improve people’s lives – through education, improvement of health outcomes and community development. This spirit of community engagement is fostered by investing not only in organizations, but in relationships. This allows us to ensure that the firm’s contributions make a meaningful difference.
That’s why our mantra is, “In this together.”

Here are some of the organizations we have supported:

Barbara Schlifer Commemorative Clinic
Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Red Cross
Daily Bread Food Bank
Mount Sinai Foundation
Pathways To Education Canada
Right To Play Canada
SickKids Foundation
St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation
United Way


We were excited to announce the launch of the Cassels Black-Owned Small Business Grant in 2020. Learn more at


At Cassels, we believe that we have a responsibility to assist disadvantaged and marginalized people, as well as the charitable organizations working on their behalf, in seeking legal services that could otherwise remain out of reach. Our associates and partners are encouraged to pursue worthwhile causes and donate their time and expertise to pro bono activities – and we are extremely proud of the passion, commitment and hard work demonstrated in their pro bono efforts.

Cassels was honoured at Pro Bono Ontario’s 2016 Awards Gala for its service to self-represented litigants through Law Help Ontario and its advocacy work for members of the College of Early Childhood Education.

Here are just some of the organizations and programs we have supported with pro bono legal services:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada
Classroom Champions
Law Help Ontario
RARE Theatre Company
Special Olympics Canada