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Queen’s Legal Aid receives $200,000 donation from Toronto law firm

Monday, January 27, 2020 @ 12:33 PM | By John Chunn

The Faculty of Law at Queen’s University announced that Bogoroch & Associates LLP has donated $200,000 to Queen’s Legal Aid (QLA).

According to the university's press release, this gift provides much-needed support to assist the clinic in maintaining its current level of service. By working with QLA, a prime experiential learning opportunity, students acquire valuable practice skills as they serve the most vulnerable citizens in the greater Kingston area.

Each year, QLA provides free legal assistance to approximately 900 clients and makes appropriate referrals for over 1,400 individuals.    

“Queen’s Legal Aid, along with our other Queen’s Law Clinics, is central to our sense of what legal education is all about and to serving the community,” said dean Mark Walters

“I am grateful to have the opportunity to make this gift, especially at a time when recent cutbacks to legal aid have left the clinic with a funding shortfall,” said Richard Bogoroch, founder and managing partner of the Toronto personal injury and medical malpractice firm. “This gift exemplifies our abiding interest in legal education and access to justice.

“Lack of access to justice is not an abstraction, it is reality for so many people who cannot afford a lawyer,” he continued. “By this gift, those in need of assistance will obtain it and Queen’s Law students will learn valuable skills; skills that should serve them well as they embark on their legal careers.”