Consider volunteering for a pro bono program
Pro bono work can be a gratifying experience for lawyers as well as a valuable marketing and recruiting strategy for law firms. Consider volunteering your time for any of the following pro bono programs:
Pro Bono Law of BC
Roster programs include Court of Appeal Program, Family Law Program, Federal Court of Appeal Program, and Judicial Review Program. Contact Jamie Maclaren, Executive Director
Salvation Army BC Pro Bono Program
This program offers free summary advice to clients in criminal, family, immigration, labour
and civil law, as well as pro bono on criminal, civil and family appeals to the BC Court of Appeal. Contact John Pavey, Central Coordinator at 604-681-3405.
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, BC Division, Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program
This program meets the advocacy needs in the areas of human rights, employment equity,
insurance, income security, estate planning and family law. Contact Ulrike Kleeman, Coordinator at 604-689-3144.
The Alliance for Arts and Culture — Artists Legal Outreach
This pilot program provides artists in all disciplines with access to summary advice from volunteer lawyers experienced in legal issues faced by artists. Contact Martha Rans, Coordinator at 604-681-3535.
Western Canada Society to Access Justice
This society offers free summary advice to help clients prepare to represent themselves in court on legal issues such as criminal, family and other areas of law. Contact Allan Parker, Executive Director at 604-482-3195.
For more information, please visit probononet.bc.ca.