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Welcome to the Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) Osgoode Chapter’s website!

PBSC Osgoode

The PBSC Osgoode Chapter is the largest chapter in Canada, having placed 155 student volunteers with 40 partner organizations in 2017-2018. Thanks to our amazing Osgoode student volunteers, PBSC Osgoode is recognized for our unparalleled and sustained student commitment and engagement. In 2016-2017, an overwhelming 95% of our volunteers indicated they would recommend PBSC to their friends, while 97% of our community partners and 95% of our lawyer supervisors indicated they would work with us again.

At PBSC Osgoode Chapter, you can be part of exciting projects with organizations assisting Canadians of all backgrounds, including women and children, racialized, refugee and newcomer communities, the LGBTQ2S+ community, as well as Indigenous Peoples. Through these projects, you can develop your legal skills, have a positive impact on the legal profession by promoting the value of pro bono service to the next generation of lawyers, and increase access to justice across Canada.

Stay tuned for an exciting 2018 – 2019!

Your incoming 2018 – 2019 Osgoode Program Coordinators are Alexis Choi and Trevor Fairlie. We are already hard at work to deliver another record-breaking year! We are currently improving existing PBSC projects and establishing new and innovative partnerships. We can’t wait to welcome back our returning 2L, 3L, and Graduate students, as well as our incoming 1L and exchange students this fall. Feel free to stop us in the hallway and say hello!

Applications for 2018-2019 PBSC Osgoode Chapter projects will be due in September and we will be in touch in August. Until then, follow us on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Pro Bono Student Canada

Pro Bono Students Canada provides legal services without charge to organizations and individuals in need in Canada. It is the only national law student program in Canada with chapters at 22 law schools in Canada and the first pro bono program to have been founded in Canada. Together, law student volunteers serve communities from coast to coast, working to increase access to justice by offering high quality, professional legal assistance.