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Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP - 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
Highlight pro bono work We are proud to say our Firm has one of the largest pro bono programs in Canada. We have or currently provide pro bono legal services to a number of organizations including:
• 160 Girls
• Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland
• Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC
• British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
• Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse
• Canadian Association for Community Living
• Canadian Cancer Society
• Canadian Special Olympics
• Connected North
• Evergreen
• Fast and Female
• Habitat for Humanity Canada
• Homeless I.D. Project
• International Senior Lawyers Project
• Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation
• Parkinson Society British Columbia
• Pro Bono Ontario
• Pro Bono Students Canada Trans ID Clinic
• Ronald McDonald House Charites
• Right to Play
• The Ocean Cleanup
• Together Project
• Veterans Transition Network

Billable Hour Credit

Is billable hour credit given for pro bono work? Yes
Is there a maximum that will be credited? Yes
If Yes, number: 150
Comments Our Firm plays a leading role in promoting the delivery of pro bono legal services in Canada and encourages associates and partners to pursue worthwhile causes. Blakes was among the first national law firms in Canada to adopt a formal policy that treats time spent on pro bono legal services as equivalent to billable hours. We were among the first to also form a national committee to review and proactively seek out pro bono opportunities.
Highlight Community Involvement Supporting thriving and caring communities is important to us. It begins with respect and care for those who work at the Firm and extends outward. Our lawyers and staff support over 150 charitable organizations, community agencies and volunteer boards through donations of time and money.

Blakes supports and raises funds for the following charities, community organizations and initiatives:
• AIDSbeat
• Bay Street Hoops
• BC Children’s Hospital
• Becel Ride for Heart
• Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Centre
• Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter
• Camp Oochigeas
• Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
• Daily Bread Food Bank
• Heatwave and Icewave Volleyball Tournaments
• Law Challenge Blood Drive
• Lawyers Feed the Hungry
• Moorelands Community Centre
• Pro Bono Going Public
• Ronald McDonald House
• Terry Fox Foundation
• The Arthritis Society (Ontario Division)
• United Way Centraide