Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP maintains a long-standing commitment to community involvement. We are active participants in the community and support a wide variety of volunteer and community activities.
Many of our lawyers are actively involved as volunteers, mentors, board members, and coaches with local programs including OrKidstra, Great Canadian Theatre Company’s Lawyer’s Play, Ottawa Community Foundation, The Royal Ottawa’s Women for Mental Health, Canada World Youth, the Ottawa Mission, Lawyers Feed the Hungry, Maison D’Amitie, United Way Ottawa, and Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa, to name a few.
Nelligan O’Brien Payne runs a yearly campaign to raise funds for United Way Ottawa and participates in other fundraising events throughout the year including The Terry Fox Run, the Courthouse Food Bank Drive, and Maison D’Amitie’s Children’s Christmas Party. On a monthly basis, we collect “Dress Down Friday” donations from personnel, which go towards numerous Ottawa organizations and charities.
We proudly sponsor initiatives our lawyers and staff are passionate about. Some of those include The Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health, Help Santa Toy Parade, Ronald McDonald House, P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth), The Ottawa Chamber Music Society, and The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, to name a few.
Our lawyers regularly mentor students at the University of Ottawa Law School and volunteer their time to present continuing education programs and workshops. throughout Ontario and Canada.