Login

Blakes leads law firm challenge for Daily Bread Food Bank

The results of the law firm challenge for the Daily Bread Food Bank are in with Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP coming out on top.

Blakes was among 29 Toronto law firms that raised $243,000 in cash and food donations for the food bank during the three-week competition.

Blakes raised $39,500, followed closely by Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP at $38,062, and McCarthy Tétrault LLP at $36,702.

On a per-capita basis, the top firms were Paliare Roland at $536.08, Solmon Rothbart Goodman LLP at $347.83, and Owens Wright LLP at $294.02.

As part of its efforts, Blakes had an event every week of the food drive: a pie duel the first week; a bake sale the second week; and raffles and karaoke at the firm’s holiday party during the third week.

Blakes raised $9,000 from the karaoke event alone. The event included a pledge drive in which firm chairman Brock Gibson and managing partner Rob Granatstein sang three karaoke songs in front of everyone at the party. Blakes also took in $20,000 from the pie duel in which Granatstein took one in the face from chief financial officer Richard Prupas.

Blakes has been organizing the law firm challenge for 11 years. The first year, the participating firms raised more than $60,000. Throughout the years, the event has brought in almost $2 million for the food bank.

Free newsletter

The Canadian Legal Newswire is a FREE newsletter that keeps you up to date on news and analysis about the Canadian legal scene. A separate InHouse Edition is delivered on a regular basis, providing targeted news and information of interest to in-house counsel.

Please enter your email address below to subscribe.

Recent articles & video

Alberta’s provincial court is planning expanded WebEx remote capability in most locations

COVID-19 and the courts: June 8 update

Federation of Law Societies backs proposed beneficial ownership registry

Resource on abortion laws and policies in Nova Scotia updated in light of COVID-19

Space travel should be taxed as shareholder benefit, not as business trip: Federal Court of Appeal

Conducting all hearings remotely in the fall high on Nova Scotia Chief Justice’s list of priorities

Most Read Articles

SCC rules on entrapment in dial-a-dope drug investigations

COVID-19’s profound impact on justice

B.C. Court of Appeal quashes tribunal decision over decision not to allow lawyer to represent party

Survey suggests 50% of lawyers see working-from-home having a negative effect on career amid COVID