McMillan is delighted to announce that it has been recognized by Canadian Lawyer Magazine as one of the '5-Star Pro Bono Firms' of 2023.

Canadian Lawyer's 5-Star Pro Bono Firms recognizes Canada's law firms that demonstrate pro bono infrastructure at an institutional level. The assessment criteria are evidence of pro bono infrastructure (e.g., pro bono committee, ability to quantify partner participation, etc.), count of pro bono time as billable time/towards targets (for large/national firms only), cost awards/charitable giving to A2J organizations and minimum five hours per lawyer pro bono time.

"This is an exciting moment for our firm as a trusted community partner with a proven client service approach", said Jeffrey Levine, pro bono partner for McMillan's Toronto office. "Being named as a top pro bono firm is a strong reflection of our commitment to provide legal services to support organizations and people in need. I join firm members in all offices in sharing in this meaningful recognition."

Our lawyers enjoy the unique privilege of providing pro bono legal counsel to organizations and individuals in the communities it serves to ensure its marginalized groups access to justice. Lawyers from several of our practice and industry groups have deep expertise in all aspects of Not-for-Profit ("NFP") organizations and NFP law, an awareness of the public policy dimensions impacting these clients, a commitment to collaborating on fresh ideas, and a multidisciplinary approach to handling complex matters effectively. In addition to providing pro bono services to charities and other not-for-profit organizations, McMillan provides services directly to individuals through organizations such as Pro Bono Ontario, Pro Bono Law Alberta, Calgary Legal Guidance Clinic, Calgary Small Claims Duty Counsel and Centre Pro Bono Québec. To learn more about our pro bono work, click here.