Teaching the Next Generation of Lawyers

Richard Auger was the coach for the University of Ottawa’s Arnup Cup trial advocacy team for three years in a row. The 2006 team won first place in Ontario and went on to the national Sopinka Cup in March 2006 where they placed third in Canada. The 2007 team were Ontario’s runner up and performed well at the Sopinka Cup.

Brenda Hollingsworth and Richard Auger are both part-time professors at the University of Ottawa where they teach a trial advocacy course to third year law students at the University of Ottawa. This course helps future lawyers learn practical court room skills.

Brenda Hollingsworth is a frequent speaker.  She spoke at the Canadian Bar Association’s conference for articling students and new lawyers on law practice management.  She was also a speaker at the Eastern Ontario Lawyers’ Conference at Montebello

Pro-Bono Work

We support the Child Advocacy Project (“CAP”). CAP is a program that provides free legal services to help safeguard children’s education rights and to resolve education problems that have a legal remedy. CAP is a division of Pro Bono Law (Ontario), an organization designed to promote access to justice for low and moderate-income Ontarians. For more information about CAP or ProBono Law (Ontario) click here.

Auger Hollingsworth donated over $60,000.00 in pro bono legal fees to the residents of Rideau Regional Centre in their fight for fair treatment by the government of Ontario.


Team Auger Hollingsworth raised funds for the Canadian Paraplegic Association—Ontario at the 2008 Wheelchair Relay Challenge.  The event, held on a beautiful September 20th morning at Mooney’s Bay raised more than $47,000.  The CPA-O provides peer support and other services to people with spinal cord injuries, including paraplegia and quadriplegia.

Richard Auger is a member of the President’s Council of the Ottawa Hospital Foundation.

Richard Auger joined the Legal Pursuit Team of the Foundation’s $100 million Legacy Campaign to raise funds for facilities upgrades, new equipment, leading-edge medical research and ongoing education.

Brenda Hollingsworth and Richard Auger are also regular supporters of MS Society- Ottawa, the Weekend to End Breast Cancer, Alzheimers, Tour Nortel, the Arthritis Society, the Canadian Paraplegic Association of Ontario and the Ottawa Food Bank.

Auger Hollingsworth were also donors to Helmets on Kids an important initiative that is new to Ottawa for 2008. It is aimed to ensure that children who need bike helmets, get them. Read about it here.

Richard Auger and Brenda Hollingsworth attend the Lawyer’s Play every year, a charitable event raising money for the Great Canadian Theatre Company and other worthy charities.

Auger Hollingsworth was a Bronze Sponsor of the 2007 Law Day Fun Run which raised money for Christie Lake Camp. This year’s event raised over $21,000 for the camp.