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!
September 25th in room 158 from 12 p.m.-1:20 p.m. Make sure to mark this exciting event in your calendars! Please join us for the PBSC Launch Event, featuring key-note speaker Raji Mangat, Director of Litigation at West Coast LEAF! Raji will share her experiences offering pro bono services, as well as some comments on the role of pro bono in the access to justice crisis. At the core of her wide-ranging legal career is a commitment to using the law as a tool for positive transformation. Prior to joining West Coast LEAF, Raji practiced constitutional and administrative law. Her work was focused on sentencing reform, the impact of detention on women, civil forfeiture, and election law. Raji consults on a range of research and advocacy projects for large and small international non-profit organizations. She also teaches an upper-level course on constitutional law and civil liberties here at UVic. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.