Law students volunteering their time to increase and enhance access to justice by offering high quality, professional legal assistance under the supervision of community mentors.

 

Mid-Semester Update!

With the semester in full swing and many projects underway, we thought it would be a good time to reflect on the successes of the term so far. We’d like to extend a big thanks to everyone who participated to make this year one of the most successful years we’ve had. Social Media and Door Prizes We kicked-off our year with a social media door prize initiative. We saw a big increase in our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter followers and had over 160 entries to our door prize draw. This was fantastic because it gave us the chance to start spreading awareness of our new placements and projects for the 2018/2019 year. Thank you to all the local businesses that kindly donated gift cards for this cause! Volunteer Information Session At out volunteer information session we had a 70 attendees – almost double the numbers from last year! We were excited to see the room packed with our new 1Ls as well as familiar 2L and 3L faces, all eager to learn about how they can be a part of the PBSC volunteer squad. Launch Event Our launch event was one of our biggest events of the year. We were

2018-2019 Projects are HERE!!!

2018-2019 PBSC-UVic Project List is here! We’ve been working hard to diversify and expand our project offerings to provide an opportunity for everyone to get involved in a way that suits their interests. This year we are partnering with some new organizations including the MS Society of Canada, the West Coast Prison Justice Society, and Breakwater Law, and welcoming back partner organizations such as RAVEN Trust, Ready to Rent BC, PEERS Victoria, and West Coast Environmental Law. What You Need to Know About Volunteering: Volunteers make a commitment to work on their projects for 3-5 hrs/week during the school year. December and April are break months, giving you a chance to focus on exams. To provide guidance and support, all projects are supervised by the Program Coordinators, the organization, and the assigned lawyer supervisor. We also try to make a Research Assistant available to all students. We want to produce high-quality projects and ask students for a high degree of communication, organization, and professionalism. To achieve this and to help you get started, there is mandatory training for all volunteers on the following dates: General Volunteer Training Session will be hosted on Wednesday, September 26 from 12-1:20 pm in Rm. 158 WestlawNext