Who Are We?

Law students and lawyers for the community.

The University of Victoria’s Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) Chapter is part of a National Organization that places Law Student Volunteers with community organizations to support access to justice.

PBSC develops legal projects in partnership with community organizations and lawyers each year. The projects have a variety of legal focus areas, including family law, criminal law, and business law.

PBSC projects serve a range of groups who may ordinarily face difficulty accessing legal services.

What’s New?

Student Volunteers

Add meaning to your JD.  Get involved.

PBSC student volunteers:

      • Complete meaningful work for the community
      • Gain practical legal experience
      • Make connections in the legal field

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Lawyer Volunteers

PBSC would not be possible without lawyer supervisors.

Each PBSC project must have a designated lawyer supervisor. The lawyer supervisor provides mentorship and guidance to the students, and ensures that all deliverables are legally accurate.

PBSC UVic has a team of lawyer supervisors from across Vancouver Island with a range of practice areas, including:

      • criminal law
      • family law
      • intellectual property law
      • business law
      • tenancy law
      • labour and employment law

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