Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall is a community firm, and we have always placed a focus on supporting local not-for-profit groups in the National Capital Region. Our 50-year history as a law firm here is matched by our 50-year history of supporting the hard-working and dedicated organizations that serve our community.
We encourage and support our lawyers and staff to volunteer, and are proud of the leadership role so many in our firm have taken. In addition to other volunteer work, our lawyers overwhelmingly help by serving as board directors or presidents of local groups.
We provide pro bono legal services to organizations and individuals who would otherwise not have an opportunity to ensure that they obtain the best legal advice.
Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall is grateful to the many excellent organizations that serve our community in one way or another. We are proud to be actively involved in supporting a broad array of social service organizations, youth groups, colleges, universities, law schools, and the cultural community.
This is our community.
We are grateful for the work done by the following organizations, and proud to support them:
- Arthritis Society
- Canadian Cancer Society
- Canadian Paraplegic Association
- Canadian Red Cross
- Children’s Treatment Centre
- Canadian Wildlife Federation
- Capital Pride
- Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre
- Fight for The Cure
- Invest Ottawa
- Jewish Federation of Ottawa
- Jewish National Fund
- Ottawa Board of Trade
- Ottawa Mission
- Make a Wish Foundation
- National Arts Centre
- Ottawa Chamber of Commerce
- Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre
- Ottawa Community Immigrant Services
- Ottawa Hospital Foundation
- Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health
- United Way of Canada
- University of Ottawa
- University of Ottawa Heart Institute
- Welch Legacy Foundation
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.