HALIFAX, NS Feb. 5, 2013 – Today, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and law firm McInnes Cooper announced a formal working relationship to advance civil liberties in Atlantic Canada.
McInnes Cooper will provide pro bono counsel to CCLA on civil liberty cases consistent with the firm’s areas of legal expertise, as well as participate in public outreach programs in the region.
“We are very pleased to work with the CCLA by engaging our skills to focus on matters of public interest and enable access to justice,” said Hugh Wright, McInnes Cooper Partner and Board Member and head of the firm’s pro bono committee.
“The CCLA has working relationships with top law firms across Canada and we are pleased that McInnes Cooper will form the base of our operations in Atlantic Canada,” said Nathalie Des Rosiers, General Counsel of the CCLA. “The firm’s legal expertise will further advance our objectives to bring a civil liberties perspective before the Canadian courts.”
The CCLA continues to focus on its four programs – fundamental freedoms, public safety, national security, and equality – while remaining agile enough to respond to noteworthy and timely issues that involve an interplay of these key areas.
“Our work with the CCLA presents an opportunity to engage all of our professionals to give back on issues that are meaningful to them,” said Andrea Nauf, Managing Director of Professional Resources at McInnes Cooper. “It also will enable our lawyers to work on unique files, further expanding their legal knowledge and expertise.”
“Our firm has a long history serving socially responsible organizations, and we look forward to enhancing our positive contributions towards the administration of justice, equality, due process and the rule of law,” said Bernie Miller, Managing Partner of McInnes Cooper.
About McInnes Cooper
McInnes Cooper is among the top business law firms in Atlantic Canada, with more than 200 lawyers working in all major centres across the region, clients throughout Canada, and an affiliation with Lex Mundi, the largest international law firm network.
About the Canadian Civil Liberties Association
The CCLA is a national organization formed in 1964 to promote the respect for and observance of fundamental human rights and civil liberties, and to defend, extend, and foster recognition of these rights and liberties.
For further details and information please refer to http://ccla.org/.