It is easy for private practice lawyers to get caught up in the business of law — but providing pro bono access to legal services is a great way to regain perspective, Toronto trusts and estates lawyer Mary Wahbi says in an article highlighting this year’s Flip Your Wig for Justice fundraiser.
Wahbi, partner with Basman Smith LLP, participated in this year’s event — a campaign in support of five Ontario non-profit, access to justice-serving organizations — the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA), Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO), METRAC – Action on Violence, Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) and Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC).
Participants collected pledges from friends and colleagues, and in return, wore a wacky wig all day on Feb.25.
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