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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 Vancouver, Surrey, Kelowna and Victoria 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!

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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.

WHAT IS YOUR 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

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.


Event City Start Date
September 05 - Surrey Surrey 2018-09-05
September 05-30 - Fundraise Only 2018-09-05
September 07 - Victory Square Park (Vancouver) Vancouver 2018-09-07
September 12 - Vancouver Art Gallery - North Plaza (Vancouver) Vancouver 2018-09-12
September 14 - Telephone Clinic 2018-09-14
Top Fundraisers
1. Greg Heywood
2. Bill Storey
3. Troy McLelan
4. Claire Hunter
5. Emily Raven
6. David Kandestin
7. Alex Hudson
8. Donya Vahidi
9. Roshni Veerapen
10. Leslie Whittaker
Top Teams
1. Roper Greyell
2. DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
3. Boughton Law
4. Simpson Thomas
5. 2017 Leading Lawyers Under 40
6. Eyford Partners
7. Law Society of BC
8. Singleton Reynolds
9. Borden Ladner Gervais
10. Blakes

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Access Pro Bono Society of British Columbia
300 – 845 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6B 4Z9