TLABC (@tla_bc) tweeted about a special event happening on September 9, Pro Bono Awareness Day.
Access Pro Bono is hosting a free legal advice-a-thon in three BC cities this month, called “Pro Bono Going Public 2011”:
“This September, lawyers, law students and paralegals will provide free legal advice in the streets of Vancouver, Kelowna and Victoria in order to raise awareness and funds for BC’s pro bono programs. The free legal advice-a-thon will facilitate access to justice for low- and modest-income people, including the homeless, by engaging lawyers, law students and paralegals in advising pre-scheduled and drop-in clients on all legal issues.”
Last year’s event raised over $35,000 for pro bono programming, and this year’s goal is $50,000.
For more information on the open-air clinics including times & places, visit www.advice-a-thon.ca.