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.

 

Early Bird Applications Open

Our new program year is beginning soon, and we’d like to welcome upper-year students to apply! We’ve developed some fantastic projects for our volunteers to contribute to. Be sure to check them out. If you’re interested in applying, now is the time! Our early bird applications are live. If you apply before September 4, you’ll be entered to win a draw prize! So what are you waiting for? General applications open on September 4, and all applications are due on September 19 at 11:59pm.

Reflections on 2018-2019

Thank you to all our volunteers for another fantastic year! We are so grateful and proud of all the work you did. We had spectacular feedback from our community supervisors and affiliated programs all thanks to your hard work and dedication. For those curious about some of the projects we worked on, or are interested in joining PBSC next year, take a look at some of our student testimonials below!   “Volunteering at Breakwater Law with Jo McFetridge was such a valuable experience. As an intern, I assisted Jo on pro bono files and gained exposure to family law. During my time at Breakwater, I learned how to draft a will, a notice of family claim, and a divorce order. I participated in client interviews, observed Jo in court, and provided support to clients. My final task was to draft a legal memo on a complex file that involved business and family law. Above all, I appreciated Jo’s mentorship and encountering firsthand some of the rewards and challenges that are common to pro bono files.”  –Gurkiran Dhillon, 2L     “It was engaging to work with a local organization who is actively involved in our community. PBSC is fantastic for building community connections.”   “My PBSC project with