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Pink Larkin adds pro bono attorney

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 @ 3:36 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

Vincent Calderhead, a social justice and human rights lawyer, has joined Pink Larkin to work on pro bono cases.

Vincent  Calderhead

Vincent Calderhead

Calderhead will take on cases that meet Pink Larkin's pro bono profile. He will be supported in his efforts by the firm's lawyers and other staff members.

“It's the right thing to do,”says Ronald Pink, co-founder and managing partner of Pink Larkin. “This is our way of addressing some of the needs of people in our community who have meager means.”

The firm's other co-founder, Raymond Larkin, agrees.

"For us there is no monetary return,” he said. “This is a contribution to social justice by offering strategic access to justice for the poorest. It is also our obligation to the legal profession.”

Calderhead worked with Nova Scotia Legal Aid for over three decades. He also spent 25 years teaching poverty law and human rights at Dalhousie University's Schulich School of Law.

“My work has and will continue to focus on social justice, which is sometimes referred to by the more dated term of poverty law,” Calderhead said.

“My focus is on human rights in its purest form: advocacy for people experiencing hardship. I’m delighted to continue this work with people in poverty and to do so at Pink Larkin, a firm that sees this as an opportunity for a crucially important contribution to the advancement of the rights of the poor.”