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Pro Bono Going Public 2019: September 04 - Surrey
On September 4 (Surrey), September 6 (Vancouver), September 10 (Kelowna) and September 13 (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 Tuesday, September 17th.
When: Wednesday, September 4
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.
When: Friday, September 6
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)
When: Tuesday, September 10
Where: Located at the entrance of City Park along Abbott Street.
When: Friday, September 13
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: Tuesday, September 17
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!
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.
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!
I CAN'T PARTICIPATE, SO HOW CAN I STILL SUPPORT THE CAUSE?
HOW DO I SPONSOR A PARTICIPANT?
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:
Access Pro Bono Society of British Columbia
300 – 845 Cambie Street
Canada V6B 4Z9