APB calls out for BC lawyers to volunteer for 2012 advice-a-thon

APB seeks lawyers practicing in or near Vancouver, New Westminster, Kelowna and Victoria to volunteer for Pro Bono Going Public 2012– the fifth iteration of its annual outdoor legal advice-a-thon. As in years past, lawyers will provide free legal advice in public squares in order to raise awareness and funds for pro bono legal services in BC.

The free legal advice-a-thon will also facilitate access to justice for low- and modest-income people, including the homeless, by engaging lawyers in advising pre-scheduled and limited drop-in clients on all legal issues.

Held over four days- one day in each city- the event relies on the volunteer efforts of over 100 lawyers. Participating lawyers are encouraged to obtain pledges from family, friends and co-workers to raise upward of $60,000 in direct support of APB’s pro bono programs.

Lawyers can volunteer for this fun event by clicking here. Once registered, lawyers can login to their accounts to customize personal donation pages, send emails to potential sponsors, manage offline pledges, and view the status of their fundraising efforts. APB awards great donated prizes (e.g. iPads, hotel stays, wine tours, Canucks tickets) to the top fundraisers.