This September marks the 12th 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.
In each Pro Bono Going Public location, volunteer lawyers will work in one-hour shifts throughout the day to advise individual clients in an open-air clinic setting. 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.
Victory Square Park
September 6, 2019
10 am - 4:00pm
Vancouver Art Gallery, North Plaza
September 13, 2019