In 2023, BLG was named a 5-Star Pro Bono Firm by Canadian Lawyer for the value, calibre and institutional support of our pro bono efforts, including our work with national and provincial pro bono organizations.
In 2022, BLG and our project partner, Landings LLP, were awarded Pro Bono Initiative of the Year at the Canadian Law Awards for our work to rapidly prepare applications for vulnerable Afghans, seeking evacuation under the government’s special immigration measures.
Karine Chênevert was awarded the 2022 Women in Law Leadership (WILL) Stronger Together Award for Québec for her leadership and dedication to pro bono work and service to community organizations, including her involvement with Fierté Montréal, ESPACE GO and Share the Warmth.
In 2022, BLG was the Diamond and EDI sponsor for the National Pro Bono conference. The conference celebrated important wins in the pro bono sector and our initiative to support evacuations from Afghanistan was featured in the fireside chat. Our EDI sponsorship provided conference registration bursaries for individuals from underrepresented communities.
In 2021, Michelle Henry was awarded the Ontario Bar Association’s David Scott, QC Award for Pro Bono Law and the 2021 Women in Law Leadership (WILL) Stronger Together Award for Ontario for her outstanding contributions to the legal profession and broader community.
In 2019, BLG honoured the late David Scott, one of Canada's most distinguished trial and appellate lawyers, with the presentation of a $50,000 donation to Pro Bono Canada in his memory. Pro Bono Canada supports pro bono programs across the country that deliver free legal services to more than 36,000 low-income Canadians annually, including Pro Bono Ontario which David co-founded and chaired for several years.
In 2018, Guy Pratte was awarded the Medal of The Bar of Montréal for his remarkable contribution to the cause of justice, notably by founding various pro bono committees and programs such as Justice Pro Bono (formerly Pro Bono Québec) and BLG’s national pro bono program.