About Us

Who We Are

Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) is a national, multiple award-winning organization, with chapters in 21 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 pbsc.sask@gmail.com.

Thank You

PBSC and the work that we do would not be possible without our skilled student volunteers, dedicated lawyer supervisors and generous funders.

          McCarthy Tetrault          Thomson Reuters       College of Law          WestLaw

Projects

Current Projects

Check back soon for a full list of our 2017/18 projects! While you wait, here is a preview of the projects we have confirmed so far. You can also see below for lists of the projects that we have run in previous years.

Campus Legal Services

CCLA Rights Watch Blog

Consent Project

Elizabeth Fry Society - Disciplinary Processes Research Memo

Elizabeth Fry Society - Solitary Confinement Research Memo

Farm in the Dell - Health Care Directives Research Project

FASD Network - Employment Standards Research Memo

McKercher Internship

Past Projects

2016/17 Project List (Excel file)

2015/16 Project List (Word file)

Family Legal Assistance Clinic

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 with a focus on family law.

FLAC Programming 2017-18

Apply

Check back soon for the updated 2017-18 application documents. You can find last year's version of the form below. The application deadline will be in September. 

All applicants must submit:

  • PBSC 2017-18 Volunteer Application form
  • A copy of their resume 

If you are a community organization or lawyer that would like to be involved with PBSC, please email pbsc.sask@gmail.com.

Events

PBSC Information Session & Launch: TBD

Student Volunteer Application Deadline: TBD

PBSC Mandatory Training: TBD

FLAC Training Session: TBD

CLASSIC Mandatory Training: TBD

WestLaw Training: Date TBD

Community Building Event: Date TBD

Contact Us

Alex Santos and Coleman Owen
2017-18 Program Coordinators

College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
Room 81-15 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK   S7H 2M3

306-966-7757
pbsc.sask@gmail.com
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