Each robe has a story, and
its legacy continues here.

Court robes are expensive, and many new lawyers need them to participate in their call ceremony or appear in court.

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

Robe Bank is proudly sponsored by Lawyers Financial for the
2023-2024 membership year.

34   Robes Donated

60   Loans

11   Court Appearances

47   Call Ceremonies

Robe Stories

A memorable call ceremony

A memorable call ceremony

This robe floated between a call ceremony and a thrilling murder trial, all within one day.

For those who do good

For those who do good

This robe has seen some use, but always in the fight for justice and what was right.

Luck and light-usage

Luck and light-usage

It may have only gone to trial once, but this robe has a 100% success rate. its owner wishes others the same luck!


Borrow a robe

Whether you need garments for your call ceremony, or for your first year as a new litigator, CBABC members can borrow robes without stress or financial burden.

When you are done, return the dry-cleaned garments to CBABC so someone else can use them.

Add to the robe's story — let the original owner and subsequent borrowers follow the adventures of the robe.


Make a donation

Are you retiring? Or updating your robes? Support early career lawyers and donate your robes to the next generation.

We accept dry-cleaned robes and waistcoats in good condition from around the province.

Plus, you can share the story of your robe’s legal adventures so new lawyers can understand its history and add their stories to its legacy.

Donate Now

"The process from start to finish was efficient and stress-free. From the sign-up form on the CBA website, to their attentiveness in asking for measurements, and being able to attend the CBA office to try on the garments."

— Clement Lau, borrowed a robe for the call ceremony in 2023

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