Collaboration With a Cause: Shulman & Partners and the Family Justice Centre (FJC)

April 11, 2024

Article written by shulmanadmin

The Family Justice Centre (FJC): A Game-Changer in Ontario's Legal Community

At Shulman & Partners, we believe in using our skills and expertise to make a difference in the legal community, and we urge other law firms to do the same. As one of the two Champion Partners of the Family Justice Centre alongside Epstein Cole LLP; we started providing our impactful support to the program in 2021, and we are excited to see all the hard work come to fruition. 

The Family Justice Centre (FJC) is a groundbreaking initiative that addresses the access to justice gap in Ontario's family law system. Designed as an innovative response to this pressing issue, the FJC brings together lawyers and law students from across the province to provide free family law support. By uniting legal professionals and aspiring lawyers, the FJC aims to ensure that every individual has equal access to justice in family matters.

Diverse group of people

Shulman & Partners' Early Engagement and Contributions

As early partners of the Family Justice Centre, we have made significant contributions to support its mission. We have donated $50,000 to help fund the FJC's programs and initiatives, ensuring that individuals in need can access free family law support. Additionally, our team of experienced lawyers has played a crucial role in the growth and success of the FJC. They have provided guidance on programming, participated in training law students, and offered volunteer support as members of the roster of Lawyer Supervisors. By leveraging our expertise, we have helped shape the FJC's initiatives and ensure their effectiveness in serving the community.

Fostering a Culture of Giving Back in the Legal Community

Shulman & Partners firmly believes in the importance of collaborating with a cause in order to give back to the legal community. Our partnership with the Family Justice Centre (FJC) exemplifies our commitment to fostering a culture of giving back and supporting vulnerable individuals and families.

By actively engaging with the FJC and providing our expertise, resources, and volunteer support, we aim to inspire other law firms in our community to join this important cause. We believe that collaboration among law firms is crucial in addressing the access to justice gap and ensuring that everyone has equal opportunities to navigate the legal system. Together, we can make a lasting impact and create positive change in the lives of families across Ontario.

Gears symbolizing teamwork and collaboration

Encouraging Other Law Firms to Join the Cause

Shulman & Partners invites other law firms in our legal community to join us in supporting crucial causes and initiatives such as the Family Justice Centre (FJC). Together, we can have a transformative impact on the lives of individuals and families in need.

We encourage law firms to contribute their expertise, resources, and financial support to the FJC. By becoming partners and actively engaging with this remarkable initiative, we can collectively bridge the access to justice gap and ensure that vulnerable individuals receive the legal assistance they deserve. Let us unite as a legal community and spark a ripple effect of contributions, fostering a culture of collaboration and compassion.