As a student researching prospective employers, whether for articling or the dreaded OCI preparations, you will likely want to assess a law firm’s culture. If you are committed to improving access to justice, assessing a firm’s commitment to pro bono can be an important part of this process. Being proactive will help you select a firm that supports your values and career goals!
Pro Bono Students Canada believes that pro bono service is an important obligation of every member of the legal profession and that incorporating pro bono into your student experience, articling career, and future legal practice is highly beneficial to developing your skills and competencies. This is why we want to help you figure out what to look for when researching potential employers and have some suggestions for questions you may want to ask when navigating those tricky conversations! Check out our guide here:
The Path to Law Firm Pro Bono: A Guide for Students
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