The CBABC Robe Bank

Court robes are expensive, but many new lawyers need them to start their practice.

Our solution? CBABC Robe Bank receives robes from the people who have them and loans to the people who need them.

Donate your robe for a cause

Are you retiring? Updating your robes? Donate your robe to a good cause! We accept dry-cleaned robes in good condition from around the province.

Plus, you can add the story of your robe’s legal adventures – so new lawyers can hear the lessons that sprung from your robe’s journey. Over time, borrowers will add their stories so you can follow the robe’s future adventures.

Donate

Borrow a robe

Whether you need garments for your call ceremony, or for your first year as a new litigator, CBABC members are invited to request a robe from the CBABC Robe Bank. Once you are done, return the dry-cleaned robe to CBABC, so someone else can benefit from it too.

We also ask you to add to the robe's story, and let the original owner and subsequent borrowers follow the adventures of the robe.

Inquire about a loan

We thank our colleagues at the Ontario Bar Association for creating the first CBA RobeBank and sharing their resources and experience with us.