2018-2019 Projects are HERE!!!

2018-2019 PBSC-UVic Project List is here! We’ve been working hard to diversify and expand our project offerings to provide an opportunity for everyone to get involved in a way that suits their interests. This year we are partnering with some new organizations including the MS Society of Canada, the West Coast Prison Justice Society, and Breakwater Law, and welcoming back partner organizations such as RAVEN Trust, Ready to Rent BC, PEERS Victoria, and West Coast Environmental Law.

What You Need to Know About Volunteering:
Volunteers make a commitment to work on their projects for 3-5 hrs/week during the school year. December and April are break months, giving you a chance to focus on exams. To provide guidance and support, all projects are supervised by the Program Coordinators, the organization, and the assigned lawyer supervisor. We also try to make a Research Assistant available to all students. We want to produce high-quality projects and ask students for a high degree of communication, organization, and professionalism. To achieve this and to help you get started, there is mandatory training for all volunteers on the following dates:

  • General Volunteer Training Session will be hosted on Wednesday, September 26 from 12-1:20 pm in Rm. 158
  • WestlawNext will also be hosting a special legal research and writing session and lunch on Wednesday, October 17 from 12:-1:20 pm in Rm. 158. 

If there is any conflict with you attending these training dates, please contact us.

A Note on Anti-Oppression Training: 
We’re offering a new and exciting training session this year focused around anti-oppressive practices. As students and future lawyers interacting with a wide array of individuals and groups, it is an important part of our professional training to engage with them sensitively and appropriately. The projects that are geared towards providing access to justice for marginalized groups through client assistance and public legal education require participation in our Anti-Oppression Training Session on Wednesday, October 10 from 12-1:20 pm in Rm. 158. Even if you haven’t applied for one of these projects, we strongly encourage all our volunteers to attend. You’ve heard the phrase ‘Check Your Privilege’ plenty of times before, now it’s time to actually begin learning how to do that!

Interested in Applying?
Student applications are open!  Please submit your completed Student Application Form, resume, and optional cover letter to pbsc.uvic@gmail.com or the marked drop-box.

Note: Here is a word version of the Student Application Form PBSC (1).

1Ls – We can’t wait to meet you on Orientation Day, September 4th! We will be opening up applications to you then and we also encourage you to attend our General Volunteer Information Session on Wednesday, September 12 from 12:00-1:00pm in Rm. 158. Did we mention there will be pizza?

All applications can be submitted by e-mail to: pbsc.uvic@gmail.com or to the marked drop-box, and are due by Monday, September 17 @ 4 p.m.

Don’t hesitate to e-mail us with any questions or drop-by our office in Rm. 138 just off the main lobby.