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.
2019-2020 Summer & School Year Program Coordinator
Pro Bono Students Canada: Queen's Chapter
Supervising Lawyer Recruitment
Student Volunteer Recruitment
“Volunteering with Pro Bono Students Canada provides Queen’s students with the opportunity to gain experience working on meaningful legal projects while addressing the need for legal services in our community. Working on a PBSC project allows you to be a part of something bigger during your time at Queen’s and increase access to justice across Canada!
Pro Bono work was a fundamental part of my experience as a 1L. I improved my legal research and writing skills and was able to contribute to the meaningful work of one of our great organizational partners.
I am so excited to see what this year brings to PBSC, and the amazing work that our volunteers will do! Feel free to come by our office (room 104) if you have any questions or want to chat about PBSC!”
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”
Law Career Counsellor, Queen's Faculty of Law
NATIONAL OFFICE SUPERVISOR
Program Officer, Pro Bono Students Canada
National Office Supervisor
“I feel very fortunate to work at PBSC. The staff, volunteers, and partners who participate in this organization are all passionate about access to justice, and it’s so gratifying to know that we are all working towards improving the lives of vulnerable Canadians. I have seen law students benefit by getting involved with PBSC in so many ways. Not only do students develop practical skills and their personal and professional networks, they experience the tremendous satisfaction that comes with using their education to aid those who cannot afford legal services.”
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."