Jean Chrétien has lent his name and experience as an ambassador to the second annual Flip Your Wig for Justice campaign, which seeks to improve access to lawyers and the justice system for the disadvantaged or marginalized.
The former prime minister joined wig-wearing members of his law firm, Dentons, to raise awareness for the campaign. Lawyers and other members of the legal community are being encouraged to wear the decidedly non-traditional legal wigs to increase awareness of the problems of access to justice and, through sponsorships, raise money for six Ontario-based organizations that are working to find solutions, including Pro Bono Students Canada.
Flip Your Wig for Justice also encourages legal professionals to get involved in pro bono work and to educate the public about how the legal system works.
Visit the Ottawa Citizen for the full article and interview with Chrétien.