LAW STUDENTS

 SERVING THE PUBLIC GOOD 

"By working with PBSC, you improve your skill set, you make very valuable contacts while networking, and most importantly, you enhance the reputation of the justice system.
 
Doing pro bono work is an investment in your own profession’s public credibility and reputation."

 

Justice Harvey Brownstone

Ontario Court of Justice

WHO

WE ARE

"One of the most visionary undertakings I have seen in my 40 years at the bar.”
​Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella

Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) is a national, multiple-award-winning organization with chapters in 21 of Canada’s 23 law schools. The first pro bono organization in the country, PBSC has been working with law schools and the bar to deliver high-quality legal services for 20 years. We have extensive program expertise and experience designing award-winning access to justice placements that are recognized as having a significant impact on access to justice.

What past volunteers have to say about PBSC
"There is something incredibly inspiring and hopeful about working with large numbers of law students who are committed to using their legal qualifications to try to make their world a better place."

 

Nikki Gershbain

PBSC National Director

OUR

PROJECTS

"It is important for law students to recognize that they have a privilege and
an obligation to give back to those who are disadvantaged.
 
PBSC work is both
socially rewarding and 
professionally valuable."

 

Nick Bala

Professor, Queen's Faculty of Law

PBSC

STATISTICS

 

EACH YEAR

 
"Sometimes, the study of law can be abstract. PBSC volunteer work helps to make it concrete."

 

Bill Flanagan

Dean, Queen's Faculty of Law

OUR

TEAM

 

OUR 

SPONSORS

PBSC's work is made possible with the generous support of our sponsors

PRINCIPAL FUNDER

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LAW FIRM PARTNER

FAMILY LAW PROJECT PRINCIPAL FUNDER

IN KIND FACULTY SUPPORT

NATIONAL LEGAL RESEARCH PARTNERS

OUR

EVENTS

JOIN US AT THE FOLLOWING EVENTS

Sep 09, 2019

1:00PM - 2:30PM

Joint Volunteer Information Session

Join us to learn more about our program and other great volunteer opportunities at Queen's Law! Pizza will be served.

Who? All 1L's are welcome

Where? Macdonald Hall, Room 001

Sep 20, 2019

1:00pm - 2:30pm

2019 PBSC Launch Event

Who? All Queen's Law Students, PBSC Supervising Lawyers and Community Organizations

Where? Ellis Hall, Room 321.

Come out and help us launch a new year of PBSC! Join us in listening to keynote speaker Kent Roach, Professor of Law and Prichard-Wilson Chair of Law and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. Professor Roach has won awards for his pro bono work and contributions to civil liberties. He has represented Aboriginal and civil liberties groups on many influential Canadian cases you will read about throughout law school! All are welcome and refreshments will be provided.

AGENDA

Welcome 
Kent Roach (Keynote Speaker)
Thank You 

 

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Sep 16, 2019

1:00PM - 2:30PM

Legal Ethics & Professionalism Training Session

Who? PBSC student volunteers

Where? Macdonald Hall, Room 201

Speakers to be announced

NOTE: Student volunteers must attend one of two Legal Ethics and Professionalism training sessions.

Sep 23, 2019

1:00PM - 2:30PM

Legal Ethics & Professionalism Training Session

Who? PBSC student volunteers

Where? Macdonald Hall, Room 201

Speakers to be announced

NOTE: Student volunteers must attend one of two Legal Ethics and Professionalism training sessions.

Oct 18, 2019

10:30AM - 3:30PM

Team Lead Drop-In Session

Who? Team Leads of PBSC Projects

Where? Macdonald Hall, PBSC Office, Room 104

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GET INVOLVED

THE VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS DUE ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2019

Download the forms below and find out more at our launch event!

PBSC STUDENT VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

DUE 13/09/19 at Midnight

PBSC STUDENT VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

DUE 13/09/19 at Midnight (identical to above application, only fill out one)

FAMILY LAW PROJECT VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

DUE 13/09/19 at Midnight

Note: You can only fill out the online application if you have a gmail account. If you do not have a gmail account please download and fill out the General PBSC Student Volunteer Application Form. Submit the form by emailing it to probono@queensu.ca. You do not need to submit the online application and the application form.

If you are applying for the Family Law Project fill out the separate application form and follow the instructions written at the beginning of the application.

You can submit the General PBSC Volunteer Application and the Family Law Project Application. If more than one of your applications are successful you will have to choose one project.

CONTACT US

PRO BONO OFFICE

FACULTY OF LAW, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

MACDONALD HALL, 128 UNION STREET

KINGSTON, ON 

K7L 3N6

PHONE

613-533-6000 EXT.74635

EMAIL

PROBONO@QUEENSU.CA

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