A dedicated development and support organisation for the legal profession
The Attorneys Development Fund (ADF) was established in 2011 as an independent, non-profit organisation that focuses on the development of attorneys. It is governed by a board of directors who are senior attorneys from various provinces.
The main focus of the ADF is to provide selected office resources to law firms (mainly sole practitioners) by purchasing these resources on behalf of the law firms. The selected firms then repay the ADF for these resources over a prescribed period on an interest free basis and the moneys repaid will be used for future beneficiaries.
A key element in the ADF programme is that any attorney who receives support also receives strategic support, including social media and web set up, business mentorship and technical support to ensure that their firm will grow into a sustainable practice.