Who We Are
PBSC is a national pro bono organization with chapters at 22 law schools across the country. Each year, about 1,600 PBSC volunteers provide approximately 140,000 hours of free legal services to over 400 organizations, courts and tribunals across the country.
Why We Do This
Through our program, PBSC law student volunteers are given an opportunity to enhance their legal skills by providing free legal services to individuals and communities in need in Canada. PBSC volunteers have a genuine passion for public interest work, and a commitment to increasing access to justice in our local community. Our hope is that we are creating a generation of law students who will enter the legal profession with a commitment to providing some of their legal services free of charge.
What PBSC Can Do For You
Each year, PBSC partners with hundreds of public interest organizations, legal clinics and lawyers working on pro bono files. PBSC regularly creates projects in the following areas of the law: administrative, civil, constitutional, corporate non-profit, criminal, environmental, family, human rights, immigration and refugee, and all areas of poverty law. We proudly serve diverse populations of Canadians including artists, Indigenous Peoples, Francophone Canadians, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) Canadians, immigrants and refugees, low-income Canadians, seniors, women, youth and others.