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.


Learn the Latest in A2J with UVic’s ACE NewsLinks!

Great news! Our own Access to Justice Centre for Excellence (ACE) has released the second edition of the UVic ACE NewsLinks! UVic ACE was established in 2015 as a response to the increasing access to justice issues facing our society. This organization seeks to engage law students with research related to procedural issues and delivery of legal services in the community. This year we have two student volunteers working on the newsletter by researching access to justice developments in Canada. They will be writing about news stories, engaging in legal analysis on relevant access to justice issues, highlighting profiles of organizations engaged in access to justice, and promoting engagement and involvement in access to justice work. For example, this issue features a story on the tools law schools have developed in order to improve access to justice in their communities, as well as articles on how to narrow the access to justice gap in your practice after law school. CHECK OUT THE LATEST ISSUE HERE: NEWSLINKS – Issue 2 The newsletter will also have news about upcoming events related to pro bono and will be released on a regular basis. We highly encourage students and partner organizations to submit their

Mid-Semester Update!

With the semester in full swing and many projects underway, we thought it would be a good time to reflect on the successes of the term so far. We’d like to extend a big thanks to everyone who participated to make this year one of the most successful years we’ve had. Social Media and Door Prizes We kicked-off our year with a social media door prize initiative. We saw a big increase in our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter followers and had over 160 entries to our door prize draw. This was fantastic because it gave us the chance to start spreading awareness of our new placements and projects for the 2018/2019 year. Thank you to all the local businesses that kindly donated gift cards for this cause! Volunteer Information Session At out volunteer information session we had a 70 attendees – almost double the numbers from last year! We were excited to see the room packed with our new 1Ls as well as familiar 2L and 3L faces, all eager to learn about how they can be a part of the PBSC volunteer squad. Launch Event Our launch event was one of our biggest events of the year. We were