ABOUT OUR TEAM
PBSC Queen's is supported by the PBSC National Office and the Queen's Faculty of Law. We would like to thank all of our volunteers for their continued support.
2020-2021 Summer & School Year Program Coordinator
Pro Bono Students Canada: Queen's Chapter
Director, Queen's Family Law Clinic
Family Law Project
“We are now in a time when the concept of access to justice and attention to the obstacles to that access are at the forefront for practitioners. The Cromwell Report was a turning point in public interest law. Any opportunity to deliver the messages of access to justice in a meaningful way and to help develop a public interest focus in emerging practitioners is both valuable and timely.”
“When running the clinic and the PBSC Family Law Project, I look for opportunities that rate high on two equally important measures – one is client service and the other is teaching and learning”
NATIONAL OFFICE SUPERVISOR
Program Officer, Pro Bono Students Canada
National Office Supervisor
Tristan oversees 11 PBSC Chapters across Canada in his role as Program Officer. A lawyer and graduate from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Tristan left his career in private practice with an eye to focus on advocating for access to justice through community-driven change. He believes strongly in the empowerment of students to promote pro bono as a tool for systemic change in the legal sector.
Prior to joining PBSC, Tristan worked for a national charitable organization advancing human rights through training and mentorship initiatives. Tristan is frequently found hiking, on his meditation cushion or on his third lunch of the day.
Law Career Counsellor, Queen's Faculty of Law
SPECIAL THANKS TO...
JUSTICE HARVEY BROWNSTONE
Ontario Court of Justice
PBSC Queen's Supporter
“PBSC student volunteers have become essential in enabling the extraordinarily high number of unrepresented litigants to get their story before a judge. Without PBSC student volunteers sitting down with clients and getting them to tell their story in a complete, chronologically organized way, they would have a much harder time in family court.”
"My exposure to the family courts as a student changed my life. That is why I am passionate about PBSC students coming into the courts."