Queen's Gazette | Queen's University

Search form

News Release - Prominent law firm's major gift supports Queen's Legal Aid at critical time

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

(January 2020) The Faculty of Law at Queen’s University has announced that Bogoroch & Associates LLP has donated $200,000 to Queen’s Legal Aid (QLA). This significant gift provides much-needed support to assist the highly sought-after 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.

Bogoroch & Associates LLP, a Toronto-based law firm, represents injured individuals and their families in all aspects of personal injury and medical malpractice litigation. In 2019, Canadian Lawyer magazine selected Bogoroch & Associates LLP as one of the Top 10 personal injury boutique law firms in Canada. Richard Bogoroch, a certified specialist in civil litigation by the Law Society of Ontario, is recognized as a leading personal injury lawyer by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Best Lawyers in Canada.

Quotes

“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. This generous donation from Bogoroch & Associates LLP will support the great success of our clinical legal education program to the benefit of our students as well as vulnerable members of the Kingston community.”

- Mark Walters, Dean of Law, Queen’s University

“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. 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. 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.”

- Richard Bogoroch, founder and Managing Partner of Bogoroch & Associates LLP

Contact

Follow Queens University on Twitter: @Queensu; @QueensuMedia

Anne Craig

Media Relations Officer
613-533-2877
anne.craig@queensu.ca

Attachments