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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, and Kelowna 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 04 - Surrey Surrey 2019-09-04
September 06 - Victory Square Park (Vancouver) - SOLD OUT - THANK YOU! Vancouver 2019-09-06
September 10 - Kelowna Kelowna 2019-09-10
September 13 - Vancouver Art Gallery - SOLD OUT - THANK YOU! Vancouver 2019-09-13
September 17 - Telephone Clinic 2019-09-17
September 4-30 - Fundraise Only 2019-09-04
Top Fundraisers
1. Bill Storey
2. Greg Heywood
3. Lisa Peters, Q.C.
4. Emily Raven
5. Roy Millen
6. Stephanie Hu
7. Troy McLelan
8. David Miles
9. Vivian Wilson
10. Roshni Veerapen
Top Teams
1. Blakes
2. Clark Wilson Team B
3. DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
4. Lawson Lundell LLP
5. Borden Ladner Gervais
6. Simpson Thomas
7. Whitelaw Twining
8. Watson Goepel LLP
9. Boughton Law
10. Access Pro Bono Non-Profiteers

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