PBSC Program Manager Jalana Lewis had the pleasure of attending the Association for Canadian Clinical Legal Education’s (ACCLE) annual conference in October in Saskatoon where she presented on the PBSC-Dentons Tax Advocacy Project (TAP), our award-winning project that provides law students with an opportunity to represent low-income appellants before the Federal Tax Court of Canada. PBSC currently runs a TAP project in Montréal, Toronto and Edmonton, and is hoping to expand the project soon to Fredericton.
Jalana spoke alongside two of our devoted PBSC partners, Timothy Fitzsimmons, a partner at Dentons Toronto, and Ashvin Sigh, an associate at Dentons Edmonton and former TAP volunteer. Their presentation focused on what these placements offer law students, and how to create similar clinical education opportunities in partnership with the private bar. Jalana reported back that it was fantastic to connect with so many talented clinical lawyers across Canada, as well as our PBSC Saskatchewan Coordinators Sarah Nordin and Lara Bonoski, and our Family Legal Assistance Project Coordinators Phing Tan and Kwaku Adu.