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.
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 $50,000 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. Last year’s event attracted the media attention of several media outlets, including The Globe and Mail, Global TV, CBC Radio, CFAX and several local newspapers.