McInnes Cooper to be Atlantic Canada’s law firm for Canadian Civil Liberties Association
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and law firm McInnes Cooper have 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,” added Nathalie Des Rosiers, General Counsel of the CCLA.
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.”