Pro Bono Going Public 2012 - Vancouver
This September, our volunteer lawyers will once again provide free legal advice in the streets of Vancouver, Kelowna and Victoria and for the first time in New Westminster, in order to raise awareness and funds for BC’s pro bono programs. The free legal advice-a-thon will facilitate access to justice for low- and modest-income people, including the homeless, by engaging lawyers in advising pre-scheduled and drop-in clients on all legal issues.
The open-air legal advice clinics will be held over four days - one day in each city - and will rely on the volunteer efforts of over 100 lawyers.
Participating lawyers will be encouraged to obtain pledges from family, friends and co-workers in direct support of pro bono programs operated by Access Pro Bono. Last year, we raised over $50,000 for pro bono programming in BC. This year, our goal is to raise $60,000, and we need your support to help us reach our target!
Please visit www.advice-a-thon.ca for more details and to support our important cause.