At Aird & Berlis LLP, we believe that the donation of our skills, expertise and time to support social programs and to act in the public interest is key to being a responsible member of society. Our professionals and support staff regularly contribute time and financial support to dozens of charities and arts organizations. Our lawyers also serve as volunteer board members for hospitals, educational institutions, charitable foundations and other social organizations.
Some of our more significant firm-wide programs include:
Sponsorship of Canadian decathlete and Olympic bronze medallist Damian Warner during his journey to the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Our individual lawyers and staff devote their time and energies to many organizations and events. Here is just a small sample:
Partner Eldon Bennett is active in community involvement and is a Past Director for both the Toronto Hospital Foundation and the Toronto Hospital Research Institute.
Partner Nick Torchetti succeeded in obtaining US$600,000 for the Institute of the Blessed Family order of nuns in the small town of Ofena, L’Aquila, Italy after contesting a will dispute. Nick also served as a founding board member of the Kensington Eye Institute and was appointed as the first Chairman of the Board in 2006.
Because of their tireless efforts, our lawyers and staff are recognized for their contributions. For example: