Law student pro bono is an important response to access to justice challenges in Canada. Our projects seek to train law students through practical, supervised learning experiences, while simultaneously increasing access to justice for low-income individuals and not-for-profit organizations, as well as promoting a culture of pro bono within the legal profession.
We have a variety of different project models meant to accommodate a diverse array of organizations and projects. Our goal is to work with our partners to develop projects that truly respond to their needs. Through our projects we hope to promote equality and the full enjoyment of human rights, by prioritizing the needs of the most marginalized and vulnerable in a practical and people-centred way. Projects can focus on legal research and writing, public legal education, client intake and assistance, advocacy or interning.
Volunteer Applications are now closed for the 2020 – 2021 Academic year. Thank you to all who applied! Check out our events page for PBSC community events throughout the year and follow us on social media to stay up to date on Chapter news.