Thank You for Supporting Indigenous Legal Education


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July 2017 - Thank you to Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP for their generous contribution of $10,000, made in recognition of their Partner Bradley Berg's year as President of The Advocates' Society. 


 
May 2017 - We got a huge boost from Bogoroch & Associates LLP, who donated $16,000 in support of our campaign. This is the largest, single donation in TAS Gives Back history.

Thank you!



Richard has asked us to put out a challenge to all personal injury firms to Donate Their Rates! The more we raise, the more scholarships we create for Indigenous Law School Students from coast to coast to coast.

Thank you to all of our members who generously donated this year. This campaign for Indigenous Scholarships is now closed and we are no longer accepting donations. Please check back later this year for information on the 2018 TAS Gives Back campaign.

This year, in conjunction with TAS True North, our TAS Gives Back campaign is raised funds to provide scholarships at four Canadian law schools. We asked you to Donate Your Rate. If every TAS member donated just 15 minutes of their billable rate, we would surpass our goal. The four law schools selected are leaders in Indigenous legal education in Canada and represent future advocates from coast to coast to coast.

For TAS Gives Back 2017, The Advocates’ Society will make an equal charitable donation to each of the following four universities for the purpose of establishing scholarships at their law schools in accordance with the intentions set out below:

a)     University of British Columbia;
b)     University of Saskatchewan;
c)     Lakehead University; and
d)     Dalhousie University.

These schools have been selected because of their commitment to Indigenous law students and to offering Indigenous law studies as part of their curriculum, as well as their national coverage for our TAS members across the country.

The scholarships will be established in accordance with these intentions:

  • One scholarship will be established at each University to be awarded to a qualifying student to be selected by that University based on financial need, with preference given to (i) Indigenous students and (ii) non-Indigenous students who have demonstrated a commitment to Indigenous law and/or Indigenous communities;
  • The name, amount, renewability and other terms of the scholarship will be determined by the Society based on discussions with each University.
Help us support access to justice for Indigenous communities by donating your rate today!

All funds raised for scholarships will be equally divided between the following schools:

a)     University of British Columbia;
b)     University of Saskatchewan;
c)     Lakehead University; and
d)     Dalhousie University.

All donors will receive a 2017 charitable tax receipt from one of the four designated schools. We are unable to direct funds to a specific school.