The legal profession occupies a unique role in our community: lawyers are specially trained and hold a monopoly on providing legal services in Ontario. Lawyers have a corresponding responsibility to use that role to serve the public interest. One of the most important ways that lawyers give back is by providing free legal services or services at a reduced rate to individuals and organizations in our community who may not otherwise be able to obtain legal advice or access to justice.
Paliare Roland is very proud of its deep commitment to providing pro bono legal services to our community. We routinely act on important cases for non-profit organizations and individuals who require representation. An important case may be one which advances the law or promotes a social good before the Supreme Court of Canada or an administrative tribunal. An important case may also be one that is of critical importance to an individual who would otherwise not be able to negotiate our complex legal system.
In addition to representing clients on a pro bono basis, we also encourage our lawyers to engage in public service activities that do not involve the delivery of legal services: professional or charitable activities, such as participation on non-profit boards of directors or bar association committees.