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RSS Donates Close to a Quarter of a Million Dollars to Law Faculties

Montreal 30 November 2011 — Montreal law firm Robinson Sheppard Shapiro LLP (RSS) donated today more than $230,000 to the Law Faculties of McGill University and Université de Montreal. The donations were made as part of the celebration of the firm’s 90th anniversary and are in keeping with RSS’s legacy of community commitment.

«Giving back to our community has always been at the heart of our firm’s culture. Our founders instilled in us the highest principles of community service’ noted Charles Flam, the Managing Partner and CEO of RSS. «This donation is an indication of the appreciation we have for our university education, which allowed us access to a professional life filled with joy and personal satisfaction. This is a testimonial of our confidence in the quality of the legal education provided by two great educational institutions,» he added.

The creation of the Robinson Sheppard Shapiro Endowment Fund will significantly enhance each faculty’s capacity to support students participating in mooting and other academic competitions.

«RSS’ generous initiative is a momentous gesture for philanthropy in francophone Quebec society. Collectively, we still have a long way to go and RSS shows leadership today in contributing to the Faculty’s efforts to maintain our high quality of education» stated Me Gilles Trudeau, Dean of Law at the Université de Montreal, during his thank-you speech.

The Dean of Law at McGill, Daniel Jutras, mentioned how «the generosity of this reputable firm’s members is an indicator of the trusted relationship that has evolved over many years between McGill and RSS. RSS’ financial support will allow the Faculty to finance student participation in a number of national mooting competitions. This is a great way for RSS to highlight its expertise in commercial litigation and commitment to the professional development of our next generation of litigators in Quebec and in Canada.»

Apart from the Robinson Sheppard Shapiro Foundation which distributes funds to a wide variety of causes dear to the hearts of its employees, RSS can now count on the RSS Endowment Fund created to assist in training the lawyers of the future .

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