Considering Becoming a Lawyer Supervisor For Pro Bono Students Canada?
Supervising Lawyers are mandatory for every project done by PBSC. Lawyer Supervisors provide invaluable direction and oversight, while ensuring that student work is of the highest quality.
We are alert to the value of your time. Typically, Lawyer Supervisors spend about 5-10 hours a year on PBSC review. The project runs from October until April with a break in December for student exam preparation.
In many cases, lawyer-supervisors can oversee projects remotely. If you are outside of Victoria please contact us and we can discuss the possibility of pairing you as a lawyer supervisor with a research oriented project.
Access Pro Bono has been actively campaigning for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit for pro bono work. Unfortunately, CPD credit will not be awarded for PBSC work at this time. Nonetheless, as a lawyer-supervisor you will benefit from the chance to mentor a young potential recruit, and will gain respect in the community.