PBSC Family Law Project

This is an exciting opportunity for first year students to learn about family law by attending sessions and working in the field, as well as develop important networking contacts with leaders in Ontario family law.

How does the Family Law Rotation work?

The program consists of two components: rotation and pro bono. During first semester, students will participate in a series of lunch sessions with five different organizations, where they will have the opportunity to interact with lawyers and gain insight into the different aspects of the family legal system. The aim is to provide students with a well-rounded and comprehensive family law experience in a family law firm, legal clinic, mediation practice, government agency, and family court. The rotation component will take place in October and November.

In second semester, students will participate in the pro bono component of the program. Students will take the knowledge that they have gained from the rotation component and apply it to a pro bono project, which will involve either working on pro bono files at a family law firm or delivering a Public Legal Education seminar to women's shelters in the GTA.

How do I get involved?

This is a unique and rewarding program for first year students interested in family law. Space in the program is limited to 4 dedicated students who are able to make a four-hour weekly commitment throughout the year.

If you would like to become involved in the Family Law Rotation Project, please submit a general PBSC application, available here, explaining why you would like to participate in the program. Please include any relevant experience or ambitions.

Contact Information

Family Law Rotation Volunteer Coordinator:

Kenny Hildebrand

For general inquiries about the PBSC University of Toronto Chapter, please contact the Program Coordinators:

Greg Drozdzal
U of T Summer and School-Year Program Coordinator
Pro Bono Students Canada

Ellie Minchopoulos
U of T School-Year Program Coordinator
Pro Bono Students Canada

Email - probonostudents.utoronto@gmail.com