Amanda McLachlan comments in The Lawyer's Daily on the outpouring of support from the legal profession to help keep Pro Bono Ontario's (PBO) Law Help Centres open. Bennett Jones donated $8,500.
Amanda says that, "My colleague Grace McKeown and I were recently successful in defending a small claims court matter on a pro bono basis. The decision included a costs award. When we learned that PBO was being forced to close it's Law Help Centres, we proposed a donation of the $8,500 in costs to PBO. Bennett Jones immediately agreed." Amanda added that the donation seemed fitting since the costs award was received from representing litigants who would have otherwise been self-represented.