Pro Bono Students Canada (“PBSC”) is looking for two students to run the University of Victoria Chapter. PBSC is a national organization with a chapter in every law school in the country. We are the only national pro bono program in the country. PBSC’s mandate is to provide early, practical learning experiences for law students and high-quality volunteer legal services for our community partners, and to promote the value of pro bono lawyering among the next generation of law students.
At each law school, PBSC hires two law student leaders to serve as the Program Coordinators responsible for implementing and managing PBSC programs. PBSC UVic 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 will continue part-time over the school year running PBSC programs. A second Program Coordinator will join PBSC in September, and continue to work part-time until the end of the school year.
A position with PBSC is an excellent opportunity to develop leadership, negotiation, administration, and management skills in a legal context. In addition, Program Coordinators are able and expected to network with lawyers, public interest leaders, faculty members and students in Victoria and across Canada.
(Note: Previous experience volunteering with PBSC is not a requirement)
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