Who We Are
Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) is a national, multiple award-winning organization, with chapters in law schools across the country. Our mandate is threefold:
(1) To train future lawyers by providing practical, supervised learning experiences for students;
(2) To increase access to justice for low-income individuals and non-profit organizations; and
(3) To promote a culture of pro bono in the profession.
What We Do
Each academic year, PBSC places law students with community-based organizations, legal clinics and public interest groups that address the access to justice crisis. Each project is supervised by a practicing lawyer and provides students with the opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to meet legal needs as identified by partners in the community. As much as possible students are placed with projects that conform to their interests.
Types of projects available through PBSC:
- Legal research and the preparation of legal memoranda
- Public legal education, including presentation delivery and brochure creation
- Internships supporting lawyers working on pro bono cases
- Client assistance at legal clinics
Projects are developed with our community partners over the summer. PBSC students volunteer 3-5 hours per week between September and March excluding exam periods and mid-term breaks.
If you are a community organization or lawyer that would like to be involved with PBSC please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PBSC and the work that we do would not be possible without our skilled student volunteers, dedicated lawyer supervisors and generous funders.
We have many exciting project options for the 2017-2018 academic year! Click the link above to see a brief overview of all our projects. If you would prefer to look at a specific project in more detail, you can find all of the project description forms below.
PBSC Usask is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic year. You will find the application material below. Submissions must be in before September 15th at 12:30 pm.
All applicants must submit:
- PBSC 2017-18 Volunteer Application form (see the link below)
- A copy of their resume or CV (submit via email to email@example.com)
If you are a community organization or lawyer that would like to be involved with PBSC, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PBSC Information Session & Launch: Friday, September 8th, 11:30 am - Law College, Room 150
Student Volunteer Early Bird Application Deadline, September 11th, 12:30 pm
Student Volunteer Application Deadline: Friday, September 15th, 12:30 pm
PBSC Mandatory Training: Tuesday, September 26th, 4:30 pm - Law College Room 150
FLAC Training Session #1: Thursday, September 21st, 2:45 pm - Law College Room 64
FLAC Training Session #2: Thursday, September 28th, 2:30 pm - Law College Room 64
CLASSIC Mandatory Training: Saturday, September 23rd, 9:30am-4:00pm
The Family Legal Assistance Clinic (FLAC) is a special segment of PBSC Usask with various projects that address family law matters. Students placed with FLAC will have a unique opportunity to work with one another to provide legal information and assistance to the community in partnership with local organizations. Through these partnerships, FLAC provides three different programs including both community presentations and family law sessions where free legal information is provided.
The FLAC Coordinators are Brooklyn Fiesel and Emily Kirk. If you have any questions about the services that FLAC offers or if you are an organization in the community interested in hosting FLAC presentations, please contact Brooklyn and Emily at email@example.com
Alex Santos and Coleman Owen
2017-18 Program Coordinators
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
Room 81-15 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7H 2M3