Three law students speaking on campus

One of the most visionary undertakings I have seen

in my 40 years at the bar.

 Justice Rosalie Abella, Supreme Court of Canada (2017)

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THOMPSON RIVERS

UNIVERSITY

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University of Calgary PBSC students posing

UNIVERSITY OF

CALGARY

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University of Victoria PBSC students standing under a tree

UNIVERSITY OF  VICTORIA

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UBC students in a lecture hall

UNIVERSITY OF

BRITISH COLUMBIA

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PRO BONO PUBLICO | FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD

PBSC has Chapters in virtually every law school in Canada. Our approach is both responsive and visionary: we work to close the justice gap today, while cultivating future pro bono thought leaders and champions across the country.

Our student-led Chapters pair motivated law students with local non-profit and community organizations to provide free legal support to people and communities facing barriers to justice. This includes research, public legal education, court assistance and legal clinics for unbundled or discrete issues. Our students work under the supervision of qualified, insured lawyers and notaries (Quebec), providing unparalleled learning and mentorship opportunities.

Student volunteers are recruited annually in late August or early September and undergo training on PBSC’s policies, intersectionality, anti-oppression and inclusive practices, and other specialized topics prior to commencing their placements in October.

Find your Chapter below to learn more and get involved.

The atrium at the University of Saskatchewan

UNIVERSITY OF

SASKATCHEWAN

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PBSC Manitoba Coordinators at a bake sale with PBSC balloons

UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA

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UNIVERSITY OF
CALGARY
Lakehead University students posing for a picture

LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY

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A speaker addressing PBSC students at the University of Windsor

UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR

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Osgoode Hall PBSC students behind a podium

OSGOODE HALL

LAW SCHOOL

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LINCOLN ALEXANDER SCHOOL OF LAW

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WESTERN UNIVERSITY

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UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

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Queens University students posing for a picture

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

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University of Ottawa students listening to a speaker at a podium

UNIVERSITY OF  OTTAWA

(COMMON LAW)

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U de M students posing for a picture

UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL

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McGill students in a lecture hall

MCGILL UNIVERSITY

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University of Ottawa students posing for a picture

UNIVERSITÉ D'OTTAWA

(DROIT CIVIL)

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Laval PBSC students posing for a picture with Marie Claude Laundry

UNIVERSITÉ LAVAL

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UQAM students in the audience at an event

UNIVERSITÉ DU QUEBEC

À MONTRÉAL

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Sherbrooke students posing for a picture

UNIVERSITÉ DE

SHERBROOKE

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University of New Brunswick students posing for a picture

UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK

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UNIVERSITÉ DE MONCTON

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Marie Claude Landry addressing an audience from the podium in the Law Society of Ontario

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Our National Conference brings together 40+ of Canada's brightest law students from across Canada for cutting-edge leadership training, including anti-oppression, Indigenous cultural competency, and informed lawyering workshops. 

 

Recent keynote speakers include Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada, Michèle Taïna Audette, Senior Advisor on Reconciliation and Indigenous Education at Laval University and former Commissioner for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, and Senator Kim Pate.