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CLOSING THE JUSTICE GAP

Pro Bono Students Canada is on a mission to provide free legal support to people and communities facing barriers to justice. Founded in 1996 at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and with Chapters at 22 law schools throughout Canada, we are the largest pro bono organization in the country.  

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JOIN THE

MOVEMENT

We cultivate future leaders to tackle the most pressing social justice issues of our time.

Research

 

We build the capacity of community organizations by conducting research and drafting memoranda

on a wide range of justice issues. 

Public legal education

 

We help partner organizations create resources so that their

clients and communities

can understand their rights and the law.

Court Assistance

 

We assist self-represented litigants to fill out court

forms, and prepare to tell

their story effectively and confidently to a judge or adjudicator.

 

Legal clinics

 

We support people with

one-time or discrete legal issues like a name change application, drafting a will,

and filing a human rights complaint.  

PRO BONO IS ABOUT DIGNITY

“We will never have a perfect system, but we must try for something better...It is our responsibility to ensure that every person who interacts with a lawyer feels they are treated with humanity, with respect, and with dignity.” 

 

—  The Right Honourable Richard Wagner, P.C., Chief Justice of Canada (2020)

WE DO NOT PROVIDE

LEGAL ADVICE

PBSC'S STUDENTS WORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS. WE DO NOT PROVIDE DIRECT LEGAL ADVICE OR REPRESENTATION.

IF YOU REQUIRE LEGAL ADVICE OR REPRESENTATION, PLEASE SEE OUR LIST OF RECOMMENDED ORGANIZATIONS BELOW ("LEGAL RESOURCES").

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for PBSC

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