Professional & Community Involvement

Pro Bono Work

Guy Pratte with former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and his wife Mila Mulroney

Guy is a former chair of Pro Bono Ontario and of Pro Bono Québec. He is a longtime member of the Access to Justice Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers. As an advocate and firm believer in the fundamental importance of pro bono work, Guy regularly provides services himself.


Community Involvement

  • Past member of the Board of Governors, Stratford Festival of Canada
  • Past Board Member, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation
  • Past Chair, National Arts Centre Foundation


Professional Involvement and Recognition

Stratford Festival Theatre
  • President of the Advocates' Society (2020-21)
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Director, Supreme Court of Canada Advocacy Institute
  • President, Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies
  • Law Society of Ontario Medal
  • Ontario Bar Association Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation (2019)
  • Advocate Emeritus, Québec Bar



Over more than two decades, Guy has been intimately involved in a number of senior management positions:

  • Chair Emeritus, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Chair, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Member, National Council, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Managing Partner, Scott & Aylen



From the early years of his professional career, Guy has devoted a considerable amount of his time to teaching, examples include:

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto Law School (“The Supreme Court of Canada in Search of Justice”)
  • Milvain Chair in Advocacy, University of Calgary Law School
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Ottawa, Common Law Program (“Evidence”)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Western Ontario Law School (“A Virtual Tour of the Modern Practice of Law”)
  • Adjunct Professor, University de Montréal (“Common Law Contracts”)