June 13, 2016
The Canadian Bar Association’s Pro Bono Committee introduced Hugh Wright, McInnes Cooper Partner, as the first ever recipient of their Volunteer in Profile Award. The Volunteer in Profile Award is awarded four times annually to an outstanding person in Canada who has contributed greatly to pro bono legal services.
Hugh has built an established legal career in pensions and benefits. Since 2011, he has chaired the firm’s pro bono committee, establishing the pro bono program that would channel the firm’s commitment to improving access to justice for marginalized people and groups. Under his time as chair, approximately 200 McInnes Cooper lawyers and staff have provided free legal services on 145 pro bono matters to worthy individuals and community groups, including the IWK Family Legal Health Program – a medical legal partnership to address legal problems that affect a patient’s health or a family’s ability to care for a child, and partnerships with the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, and immigrant serving agencies in Atlantic Canada.
Congratulations Hugh on this great recognition.
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