When PBSC established our first chapter at the University of Toronto in 1996, we began as a singular chapter comprised of several student volunteers. Since this time, we have expanded across Canada and have PBSC chapters in 22 of the 23 law schools. In the 22 years since our inception, we have placed more than 20,000 student volunteers, contributing an estimated 1.6 million hours of free legal services to Canadians in need. 

PBSC’s impact on access to justice in Canada is remarkable. Here are some stats from our 2018-2019 year:



Student Volunteers 


Low-income Canadians served 


Pro bono hours contributed


of our student volunteers report that they plan on offering pro bono services upon graduation


Projects Nationally

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