THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS, SPONSORS & DONORS
Access Pro Bono extends its sincere appreciation to the 114 volunteer lawyers who provided free legal advice to 171 low-income individuals at this year’s legal advice-a-thon. We also thank everyone who volunteered, donated funds or sponsored a participant in support of our ongoing mission to increase access to justice for all British Columbians. With your help, we raised $77,338 this year!
This September marks the 10th Anniversary of our annual free legal advice-a-thon that raises awareness and much needed funds for the provision of pro bono legal services in BC.
Clients will be low-and modest-income individuals, including homeless people who may otherwise have limited access to traditional free legal advice clinics. Most clients will have pre-scheduled appointments, while others will simply drop in for free legal advice on a wide range of issues. We hope that with your support we can make this year's event our most successful one yet!
All funds raised for Pro Bono Going Public will go directly toward supporting Access Pro Bono programs. Our hope is that each volunteer lawyer will raise an amount equal to or above their billable hour rate. Our ultimate goals are to serve the public, to spread awareness concerning lawyers’ efforts to increase access to justice, and to raise $75,000 or more for our vital programs. We can achieve our goals with your support.
Print and television news media will attend all four open-air clinics in order to publicize the pro bono services provided by BC’s lawyers, to demonstrate the support of sponsoring organizations and to spread awareness of the pro bono services and resources available throughout BC.
Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel
Continuing Legal Education Society of BC
Days Inn Uptown
Days Inn Victoria on the Harbour
Delta Vancouver Suites
House of Rose Winery
Il Cova Trattoria
Inn at the Quay
Keg Steakhouse + Bar
Kelly O’Bryan’s Restaurant
Law Courts Inn Restaurant
Matz & Wozny
Pizzeria Prima Strada
Prestige Hotel and Resorts
PuSh International Performing Festival
River Rock Casino
Royal and McPherson Theatres Society
Shameless Tiki Room
Steel and Oak Brewing Company
The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea
The Butchart Gardens
The Vancouver Writer’s Fest
Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club
Vancouver College of Massage Therapy
Vancouver Recital Company
Vancouver Theatre Sports
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Victoria Harbour Ferry