2022 'Diamond & Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (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 award 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.