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Pro Bono Students Canada
Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) is the world’s only national pro bono student organization. Each year, under the direction of law student leaders at every law school in Canada and with support from lawyers at the National Office, PBSC programs engage approximately 2,000 law students across the country who combine education with public service by developing their legal skills while providing critical legal services to hundreds of public interest organizations, community groups, government agencies, legal clinics and lawyers working pro bono, as well as unrepresented individuals at courthouses and administrative tribunals.
PBSC at the University of Alberta matches law students with eligible non-profit organisations to provide pro bono legal services under the supervision of a lawyer. PBSC does not provide legal assistance to individual cases. This project began as a chapter of Pro Bono Students Canada and became a project of Student Legal Services in 2001. The Pro Bono Students Canada Coordinator continues to consult regularly with the national PBSC office.