Lerners gives to charity for 90th anniversary

As part of Lerners LLP’s 90th anniversary celebrations, the firm is organizing a charitable giveaway as a way to honour those that have helped it throughout its nine decades in the practice by giving back to communities.

Lerners gives to charity for 90th anniversary
The London, Ont. office of Lerners.

As part of Lerners LLP’s 90th anniversary celebrations, the firm is organizing a charitable giveaway as a way to honour those that have helped it throughout its nine decades in the practice by giving back to communities.

 

According to the firm, instead of throwing a big gala or party for the anniversary, it will choose to recognize its clients, staff and the legal and broader community, which have been integral to its success.

 

Lerners will donate a total of $90,000 to various charities and not-for-profit organizations, paralleling its 90 years as a law firm. It has invited the public to share their stories of eligible charities and not-for-profit organizations that could serve as meaningful recipients of the donations.

 

“It is without question, our privilege to be able to honour our clients, staff and friends of the firm by helping them give back to their communities,” said Graham Porter, managing partner of Lerners LLP in London, Ontario. “We are proud to have been assisting and advocating for our clients for 90 years, and grateful for all the support we’ve received along the way. Giving back to the communities in which we live and work seemed the natural choice to recognize that we didn’t reach this milestone alone.”

 

The nomination period runs until June 30, 2019, and is open to all are legal residents of Ontario and are 18 years of age or older.  To submit a nomination, applicants must visit lerners90.ca and share an original, personal story of 500 words or less, via the submission portal. Submissions will be reviewed by an internal panel of judges, who will narrow the submissions down to the top 10 finalists. The finalists will be announced and posted to the website, and the public has a chance to vote in September on which of the 10 available donations of up to $30,000 will be given to the not-for-profit organizations and charities named in those stories.

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