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.


Call for 2018-2019 Partner Organizations

The University of Victoria Chapter of Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) is currently looking for organizations to partner with for projects commencing in the 2018-2019 school year.  Get Involved will be your toolbox for partnering with us – check it out to familiarize yourself with our partner guidelines! Our Projects will provide you with information about the types of projects PBSC works on and descriptions of last year’s projects to help get you started on brainstorming one for your organization. We recommend contacting us via e-mail so that we can set-up a meeting in June. Let’s get to know one another, discuss potential project ideas, and review our partnership guidelines! Following this, Project Description Forms must be submitted by mid-July.  Students will be recruited in September and projects will run for the duration of the 2018-2019 school year. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you in the coming year!    

Why Law Students Are Helping Transgender People Change Their ID (via HuffPost Canada)

It’s complicated. It’s expensive. And it’s vital. Pro Bono Students Canada has partnered with Sketch, a Toronto-based organization, to provide a Transgender I.D. Clinic since September. The clinic provides legal assistance with ID applications, name changes, gender marker changes and other related issues and is free for transgender youth (16-29) who are navigating poverty, living homeless, or on the margins. To find out more about the importance of this issue and the work that PBSC is doing at the clinic, check out the article featured here: Why Law Students Are Helping Transgender People Change Their ID (via HuffPost Canada) If you want to learn more about the work that PBSC-UVic is doing in the Victoria community, please check out our Projects or find out how you can Get Involved!