Pro Bono Students Canada

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Who We Are

Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) is a national multiple award-winning pro bono organization, with chapters in 21 law schools across the country. Our mandate is threefold: (1) to provide early, practical learning experience for law students; (2) to provide high-quality legal services for our partners and their clients; and (3) to promote the value of pro bono among the next generation of lawyers.

What We Do

Each year, PBSC places over 100 law students from Osgoode with public interest organizations, legal clinics, and lawyers, working on pro bono files. Getting involved with Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) is a great opportunity to gain practical legal experience while making a valuable contribution to your community.  Pro Bono projects allow students to explore interesting legal issues that expand on the law school curriculum and fall outside traditional areas of legal study.  As much as possible, students are placed with projects that conform to their interests – both in the sense of the area of law and the focus of the organization.

Examples of PBSC Projects

  • Legal research and the preparation of legal memoranda
  • Drafting manuals and policy or background papers
  • Public legal education, including presenting workshops and writing brochures
  • Support to lawyers working on a case pro bono
  • Assisting the family law duty and advice counsel at the courthouse

Contact Us

For all inquiries relating to the Pro Bono Students Canada Chapter at Osgoode Hall Law School, please contact:

Noorain Shethwala and Alisha Kassam
Osgoode Hall Program Coordinators
Pro Bono Students Canada
(t):  416.736.2100 x 22590
(f): 416.736.5736
Email – probono@osgoode.yorku.ca
Twitter –  @PBSCOsgoode
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/PBSCOsgoode