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PBGP 2018:  September 12 - Vancouver Art Gallery - North Plaza (Vancouver)
 Description

EVENT INFORMATION

On September 5 (Surrey), September 7 (Vancouver), and September 12 (Vancouver) over 100 volunteer lawyers will participate in the annual free legal advice-a-thon to raise awareness and funds for the provision of pro bono legal services in BC. All funds raised will go directly toward supporting the pro bono programs operated by Access Pro Bono. 

If you don't live or work near the event cities, please consider volunteering for the Pro Bono Going Public Telephone Clinic on Friday, September 14th. 

In each free legal advice-a-thon location, volunteer lawyers will work in one-hour shifts throughout the day to advise individual clients in an open-air setting. Clients will be low- and modest-income individuals, including homeless people who may otherwise have limited access to traditional free legal advice clinics. Some clients will have pre-scheduled appointments, while others will simply drop in for free advice on a wide range of legal issues.

We need  lawyers to volunteer for a one-hour shift at the free legal advice-a-thon. We also need friends, family, co-workers and members of the public to pledge financial support for the participating volunteers. Our hope is that each volunteer will set a fundraising goal to raise as many funds as possible for our cause. Our ultimate goals are to serve the public, spread awareness around lawyers’ efforts to increase access to justice, and raise $75,000 or more for BC’s pro bono programs. We can achieve our goals with your support!


EVENT LOCATIONS

Surrey

When:  Wednesday, September 5

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where:  Surrey City Hall, Civic Plaza

Surrey Civic Plaza is bordered by City Parkway (east), 102 Avenue (south), University Drive (west) and 104 Ave (north).  It is easily accessible from the Surrey Central Skytrain station.

Vancouver     

When:  Friday, September 7

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where:  Victory Square Park

Victory Square Park is bordered by Cambie Street (east), Pender Street (south), Hamilton Street (west) and West Hastings Street (north)

Vancouver  

When: Wednesday, September 12

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Vancouver Art Gallery - North Plaza

Located at the north side of the Gallery on Georgia Street between Granville Street and Howe Street

Telephone Clinic - BC Wide

When: Friday, September 14

Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm 

Where: In the comfort of your own office


I'M A LAWYER, HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE CAUSE?

We need legal professionals to volunteer for one-hour shifts at the free legal advice-a-thon.  Our ultimate goals are to serve the public, spread awareness around lawyers' efforts to increase access to justice, and raise $75,000 or more for BC's pro bono programs. We can achieve our goals with your support, so please considering supporting this one of a kind event and encourage your co-workers to sponsors you or register as well! 

REGISTER NOW

As a registered volunteer, you will be able to choose your preferred shift. You will see one or two low- or modest-income clients during a one-hour shift. The clients' legal issues will be matched to your areas of expertise, and we will conduct a thorough conflict check for each of your clients. We provide full insurance coverage for advice given at Pro Bono Going Public, and your obligations to the clients end when your shift is over.
OKAY, I'M REGISTERED, HOW DO I RAISE FUNDS?

Your personal fundraising page is accessed by clicking "LOGIN" on the home page and using the username and password you chose upon registration (information that is e-mailed to you). From your personal fundraising page, you may upload a photo, enter a message telling people why you're participating in Pro Bono Going Public, send sponsorship requests to your friends, family and co-workers, manage your pledge sheet and monitor your fundraising progress. We will award prizes to the top fundraisers!


CAN I COLLECT OFFLINE PLEDGES AS WELL?


Of course! To collect pledges offline, just login to your account and print the pledge form from your personal fundraising page. Then, enter the printed pledges into your fundraising page or bring the printed pledges to the open-air clinic, along with the associated cash and/or cheques.

Note: Donation cheques should be made out to:  Access Pro Bono.

Tax receipts will be provided for all donations of $20 or more.

I CAN'T PARTICIPATE, SO HOW CAN I STILL SUPPORT THE CAUSE?

You can sponsor another participant or you can make a secure online donation to Access Pro Bono by clicking on "DONATE NOW" on the  home page .

HOW DO I SPONSOR A PARTICIPANT?

We bet you've never sponsored a lawyer before! These volunteers deserve your support, so sponsor a participant of your choice, or sponsor a volunteer at random. Here's how:

Click SPONSOR A VOLUNTEER . Then type in the Participant's name, click Search and scroll down to see the results. When you find the participant, click on their name to access their personalized donation page, where you can click "Sponsor Me" to make a contribution.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Access Pro Bono  

300 - 845 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 4Z9
Contact Name:  Annie Baric, Operations Coordinator
Email: abaric@accessprobono.ca  

Phone:  604.482.3195 ext. 1501 Fax:  604.893.8934 

 

 Details
Date & Time: Sep 12, 2018 10:00 AM to
Sep 14, 2018 04:00 PM
[America/Vancouver UTC -8]
Location: Vancouver Art Gallery - North Plaza
Georgia Street (between Howe and Hornby)
Vancouver BC
Canada
Registration Closes: Sep 11, 2018 05:00 PM

Coordinator:

Access Pro Bono
abaric@accessprobono.ca
604-482-3195
Top Fundraisers
1. Claire Hunter
2. Roy Millen
3. Jack Yong
4. Ryan Black
5. Morgyn Chandler
Top Teams
1. 2017 Leading Lawyers Under 40
2. Blakes
3. Hammerberg Lawyers
4. AHBL
5. Boughton Law

*All Teams
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300 – 845 Cambie Street
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