News

December 11, 2013

Access Pro Bono President Dale Darychuk was among 32 British Columbia lawyers whose Queen’s counsel (Q.C.) designations were announced this morning.

The Q.C. designation is an honour conferred annually on members of the legal profession to recognize exceptional merit and contribution. The successful candidates demonstrate professional integrity and good character, and have been a member of the British Columbia bar for at least five years.

November 18, 2013

On November 15, 2013, Craig Ferris, Jamie Maclaren and Sharon Matthews QC– three stalwart volunteer lawyers for Access Pro Bono (Jamie is also the Executive Director)– were elected for two-year terms as new Benchers of the Law Society of BC.

October 21, 2013

Thanks to our amazing volunteer lawyers and donors, Pro Bono Going Public 2013 was another roaring success.

Over the five days in New Westminster, Vancouver, Kamloops, Victoria and Surrey, 110 volunteer lawyers provided legal advice to 232 pre-booked and walk-up clients. Clients were overwhelmingly appreciative of the opportunity to receive free legal advice in public spaces, and many of them personally thanked our staff and volunteers for offering such a great service to their community.