Pro bono, meaning “for the public good”, is used to describe legal services provided without charge. We take this traditional form of legal volunteerism to heart at Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall.
Our pro bono work is of two kinds. First, we provide legal services to the hard-working and dedicated not-for-profit groups that support our community. Very little effective community work can be done in this day and age without some form of legal support. We help the groups that help our community. Second, we provide legal services to individuals who cannot afford them. At the heart of the profession of the law is the idea of justice. Where effective legal representation is impossible simply because an individual cannot afford it, there can be no justice. In this country, we have guaranteed access to equal health care regardless of our wealth, but there is no such guarantee for legal help. We provide exemplary service to individuals who need it, because it is the right thing to do.