PBSC places volunteer law students with organizations on the front lines of the access to justice crisis. In 2019-20, we partnered with and helped build the capacity of 466 organizations across Canada.  

Under the supervision of qualified lawyers, our students can research legal and policy issues; pro-actively monitor pending legislation and legal issues; develop and deliver public legal education workshops and seminars to low and middle-income individuals; assist self-represented litigants with court forms; and help provide legal information and services to clients.

Unfortunately, our students cannot review, update or draft policy manuals or by-laws for not-for-profit corporations and charities. PBSC students are also rarely in a position to deliver legal information or draft plain language resources in languages other than French or English.

To express interest in being one of our Partner Organizations, please contact your local PBSC Chapter.


For further questions, please contact Jeanne Arbez, Program Administrator.