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Over a dozen projects designed to promote access to justice in Atlantic communities

Goals

What We Do


Providing access to justice through participation in programs supporting communities who face barriers when accessing legal services

Supporting our commmunity through local participation with an aim to enhace our partner’s capacity

Training future lawyers by providing practical, supervised learning experiences for students and promoting pro bono within the profession

Statistics

Pro Bono in Numbers


1 600

Student Volunteers 

132 500

Pro bono hours contributed

85%

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

450+

Projects NationallyProjects Nationally

Some Highlights from Our Chapter

Thhe 2019/2020 school year was one of growth for our chaper with the launch of projects in new areas such as IP and Animal Law

  • Our first Trans-ID clinics opened
  • 17 project partners
  • Over 25 student volunteers

Being able to experience this “real-world” legal education in conjunction with starting my own formal legal education allowed me to develop a more holistic understanding of the law

Lauren

I have gained invaluable legal research and time management skills, and have been coaxed out of my comfort zone by participating in meetings and giving presentations.

Stephanie

Volunteering with PBSC was one of my favourite law school experiences & I wish I had started in 1L instead of 2L.

Leah

Our Blog


  • Fredericton Homeless Shelters
    Organization The Fredericton Homeless Shelters Inc. provides safe, stable, temporary refuge for individuals experiencing homelessness. We foster a caring and respectful environment that promotes dignity and self-determination. Projects   Students will prepare a plain language public legal education presentation onContinue reading “Fredericton Homeless Shelters”
  • SPCA NB
    Organization The mission of the NB SPCA is to provide province-wide leadership in humane treatment of animals, enforcement of relevant legislation, public education and advocacy, and to ensure that shelter is provided for neglected or abused animals. Project The studentContinue reading “SPCA NB”
  • Autism Society of PEI
    Organization The organization provides information and support to family members, professionals, and individuals affected by Autism, encourages, supports, promotes and advocates for quality education, treatment, services and equipment for persons, and their families, affected by Autism, raises public awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorders andContinue reading “Autism Society of PEI”