Proven
Expertise

Responsible
model

Part law firm, part legal clinic, NOVAlex offers business law services to established businesses and accompanies eligible low-income individuals, non-profit organizations and start-ups on a pro bono basis.

Business services pro bono services

AT NOVALEX, WE BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE, BE THEY CITIZENS, LARGE BUSINESSES OR SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN, DESERVE TO HAVE ACCESS TO TOP-NOTCH LEGAL SERVICES.

On the one hand, NOVAlex’s business clients benefit from the expertise of seasoned business lawyers, at competitive rates.

On the other hand, for every hour of legal services provided to a business client, NOVAlex offers one hour of legal services on a pro bono basis to an eligible:

non-profit
organization

low-income
individual

start-up
business

Our story

After practising for several years in national law firms, all the while being actively involved in the philanthropic sector, Ryan sought to design an innovative structure that would allow both businesses as well as non-profit organizations and individuals in need to benefit from the highest quality of legal services.

For her part, Sophie, also a lawyer in a national law firm at the time and an actor of the social economy scene, hoped to develop a project that would make legal services more accessible for start-ups.

Together, they created NOVAlex, a new venture equal parts commercial and social, which offers one hour of pro bono legal services for every hour of paid legal services it provides.

Ryan Hillier

Sophie Tremblay

WE ARE

B CorpTM

NOVALEX IS THE FIRST B CORP™ CERTIFIED LAW FIRM IN QUÉBEC.

What is a B Corp™?

A B Corp™ is a business that meets higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability, certified by the independent not-for-profit organization B Lab®.

Why we became a B CorpTM

Becoming a B Corp™ means building a sustainable and innovative business structure that aligns its interests with those of all of its stakeholders.

We try to be at the forefront of the legal and professional services community. All our business decisions take into account the social impact of our actions. Our B Corp™ certification reflects our commitment to giving back to our community, clients and team.

Our B Impact Report

Certified since: November 2017

Summary:

NOVAlex Score

Median Score*

Environment
5
7
Workers
23
18
Customers
N/A
N/A
Community
43
17
Governance
15
6
Overall B Score
85
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall


The B Corp™ community comprises more than 2,358 businesses in more than 50 countries and 130 industries, including among others Patagonia, Kickstarter, BDC and Prana.

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