HSH supported the 2023 Tort Law Moot at every stage of the competition: Adam Wagman was a member of the Tort Moot Committee Executive; Neil Sacks was a Judge; Santa Train, Samantha Shatz, Daniel Fisher and Grant Black were Practice Judges; and Eman Khoshbin was a Coach.
HSH (in partnership with the University of Windsor Faculty of Law), proudly established the Howie Sacks & Henry LLP Racialized Student Scholarship which is awarded annually to a full time Law student who identifies as Black, Indigenous or of a racialized community and who demonstrates financial need.
Samantha Shatz is a member of the Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST) Board of Directors.
Valérie Lord appeared as a cast member in The Lawyer Show, a virtual production that raised funds for Nightwood Theatre, one of Canada’s leading women-led arts organizations.
Valérie Lord was voted in as a Member-at-Large for the Ontario Bar Association’s Class Actions Law Executive for the second consecutive year.
Melissa Miller, Daniel Fisher and Tania Harris hold leadership positions with the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA).
Melissa Miller co-founded the grassroots advocacy group Canadians4LTC (C4LTC) which has been campaigning across the country for improved living and working conditions in long-term care homes.
Kaitlyn MacDonell was appointed as President of the Brain Injury Association Peterborough Region.
Sandra Train assembled volunteers to make and donate masks, hand sanitizer and face shields to a local community living facility, and she also supported our four-legged friends by delivering over 2,000 lbs of donated dog food to an animal rescue organization during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We funded the purchase and donation of a set of iPads to the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute’s Lakeside Centre to help ensure that patients undergoing therapy at the facility can stay in touch with friends and family during the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
In addition to our long-standing support of the Lawyers Feed the Hungry program, we co-hosted Creative Counsel: a silent auction of art and photography created by local lawyers. The event raised more than $15,000 for the program.
We continue to support our friends and colleagues in the brain injury community by donating funds, sponsoring virtual events and volunteering our time to groups such as the Brain Injury Society of Toronto, Toronto ABI Network, Brain Injury Association of Peel and Halton, Brain Injury Association Peterborough Region, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and more.