Please visit the website for the University of Toronto PBSC Chapter at https://pbsc.law.utoronto.ca/.

Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) is a national multiple award-winning pro bono organization, with chapters in 22 law schools across the country. Founded in 1996 at the University of Toronto, PBSC is the only national pro bono organization anywhere in the world. Our mandate is threefold: (1) to provide early, practical learning experience for law students; (2) to provide high-quality legal services for our partners and their clients; and (3) to promote the value of pro bono service among the next generation of lawyers.

Each year, the University of Toronto PBSC Chapter places over 120 volunteer law students at the University of Toronto with public interest organizations, legal clinics, tribunals, courts and lawyers taking on pro bono projects. Students perform a variety of law-related tasks including completing legal research, providing legal information to organizations and individuals, performing client intake and in some cases working on files for unrepresented litigants and appearing before courts and tribunals (under significant lawyer supervision). 

Across Canada, about 1,500 PBSC volunteers provide approximately 120,000 hours of free legal services to between 400-450 organizations, courts and tribunals across the country.  That’s equivalent to 62 people working full-time for a year!

PBSC regularly creates projects in the following areas of law: Aboriginal, administrative, civil, constitutional, corporate non-profit, criminal, environmental, family, health, human rights, immigration and refugee, union-side labour, tax, wills and estates and all areas of poverty law.  We proudly serve diverse populations of Canadians including artists, First Nations, Francophone Canadians, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex and two-spirited (LGBTQI2S) Canadians, immigrants and refugees, low-income Canadians, seniors, women, and youth.

Please visit the website for the University of Toronto PBSC Chapter at https://pbsc.law.utoronto.ca/.

For more information about PBSC National, please visit http://www.probonostudents.ca/.