Access Pro Bono (APB) seeks lawyers in New Westminster, Vancouver, Kamloops, Victoria and Surrey to volunteer for its 6th annual free legal advice-a-thon in September. In each outdoor advice-a-thon location, volunteer lawyers will provide free legal advice within their particular areas of expertise to one or two pre-booked or drop-in clients. Clients will be low- and modest-income individuals who may otherwise have limited access to traditional free legal advice clinics.
Clinic dates for Pro Bono Going Public 2013 will be:
- Sept. 4 in New Westminster,
- Sept. 6 in Vancouver,
- Sept. 10 in Kamloops,
- Sept. 13 in Victoria, and
- Sept. 17 in Surrey.
Volunteer lawyers will be fully insured and able to choose their preferred volunteer shift(s). APB will match clients’ legal issues to lawyers’ areas of legal expertise, and will conduct thorough conflict checks for all clients. Friends, family, co-workers and members of the public will pledge financial support for the volunteer lawyers. APB will also publicize and award prizes to the top 12 fundraising lawyers.
Dye & Durham’s in-house counsel, Laurelly Dale B.A., L.L.B., is a member of the CBABC Law Week Committee which raises funds for Access Pro Bono. Dye & Durham encourages you to participate in this worthy cause and to register today for this unique event that will serve the public, spread awareness about lawyers’ efforts to increase access to justice, and raise $60,000 or more for pro bono programs.
Click here for more information on Pro Bono Going Public 2013. You may also contact APB at (604) 482-3195 (x 1501) or by email.