2016 McKercher LLP Gift of Warmth
We celebrated a milestone this year at McKercher LLP. We turned 90. As part of our celebration, we were honoured to have some new friends celebrate with us from our community. The residents at Samaritan Place in Saskatoon and Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home in Regina joined us in our Christmas celebration and graciously accepted our Gifts of Warmth for 2016. You have a special place in our hearts!
A very special Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all our clients and contacts!
Commitment to Community
Community involvement has always been a priority at McKercher. Partners, lawyers, students, staff—all share a passion for giving back to the community, each in their own way and according to their own interests. We support that commitment through the donation of time, resources and dollars.
As a firm, we are committed to supporting local, provincial and national non-profit organizations and charitable events. We look for ways to create opportunities, to build communities, to promote next generation volunteers. Supporting the communities in which we work and live is part of our prairie pride.
Pro Bono Initiatives
Saskatchewan is the fourth jurisdiction in Canada to adopt a coordinated approach to pro bono service delivery—and McKercher is one of the original signatories of the Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan (PBLS) Pledge. We firmly believe in the importance of pro bono work. The tradition recognizes the contribution members of our profession are able, often uniquely, to make on behalf of disadvantaged members of our society and the organizations that serve them. Our pro bono policy is well-established and clearly defined. It directly encourages and supports the participation of our lawyers in pro bono public activities, using the same high standards of service as paid legal services.
A Commitment to Legal Education
Our commitment to community includes the legal community. The firm continues to sponsor and fund the John A. Stack Memorial Lecture Series as well as the McKercher LLP Lecture Series at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law. Many of our members have served as sessional lecturers at the U of S, not only in the College of Law, but also in the Colleges of Commerce, Veterinary Medicine and more. Our lawyers are also invited to share their experience and insights as guest speakers at professional and policy seminars and conferences across North America.