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.

 

Introducing our new 2019-2020 Program Coordinators

Running the PBSC-UVic Chapter for 2018-2019 has been a rewarding and exciting experience. We have been pleased with the growth of our chapter, the immense out-pouring of support from the community, and the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. Although we are sad to leave, we are also very excited to be passing on the torch to two amazing new Program Coordinators, Nicholas Picard and Lauren Sutherland: Nick will be taking on the role of Summer Program Coordinator starting in May 2019. Nick graduated with a BA in Linguistics from UVic in 2013. Since then, he has studied design and fine art at various schools on the Island. He has volunteered as an events coordinator and as an art instructor. He loves cats and board games. His passion for access to justice brought him to UVic Law in 2018. Over the course of the summer, Nick will be connecting with community organizations and working alongside them to develop projects for the upcoming school year. He will also be organizing and planning events, and recruiting student volunteers. If you’re a community organization interested in a project for the 2019-2020 academic year, please contact Nick in May via e-mail: pbsc.uvic@gmail.com. Lauren Sutherland

Upcoming for 2019!

Welcome Back! Your PBSC team would like to extend a big warm welcome back to all our volunteers at UVic Law. At the end of last term we received an overwhelming amount of excellent feedback from our partners and lawyer supervisors regarding the work and dedication our volunteers put into their projects. We couldn’t be more proud and grateful to you all! Thank you for all the work you do for the community. We look forward to seeing what else you accomplish this semester. Work with PBSC! We have some exciting positions available for two interested students!  We are hiring two new coordinators this semester. The Program Coordinators take on a great deal of responsibility and develop an important skill set that is transferable to legal practice. One student is selected to work full-time over the summer months and then part-time over the school year managing PBSC programs. A second Program Coordinator will join PBSC September part-time until the end of the school year. Applications are due via e-mail by noon on January 30 and require a resume and cover letter. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by February 1st and interviews will be held the week of