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.
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.
APB seeks qualified individuals to fill up to three vacancies on its volunteer Board of Directors, each for a renewable two-year term. The APB Board of Directors provides overall leadership and financial management for the organization. Regular Board meetings are held five times per year (in person or via teleconference), while the Annual General Meeting is held each October in Vancouver.
APB is particularly interested in hearing from individuals who: