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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!
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.
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!
I COLLECT OFFLINE PLEDGES AS WELL?
I CAN'T PARTICIPATE, SO HOW CAN I STILL SUPPORT THE CAUSE?
WHAT IS YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION?
604.482.3195 ext. 1501
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