August 22, 2011

Pro Bono Going Public 2011: Free Legal Advice Clinics in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna

This September, Access Pro Bono is hosting Pro Bono Going Public 2011, an advice-a-thon in which volunteer lawyers offer free legal advice to low and modest-income individuals in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna.  The event is also a fundraiser for pro bono services in B.C.; the volunteer lawyers are raising money from friends and family in the same was as runners do in charity races.

All the money raised goes towards providing free legal services to people in need in British Columbia.  If you are able to donate to this important cause, please consider sponsoring Jamie Maclaren, who the Executive Director of Access Pro Bono BC and is participating in the event, or any other lawyer who is volunteering.  Donations can be made online by clicking here.

If you need free legal advice, check out the following clinic times and locations:


When:  Friday, September 9, 2011 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Victory Square Park

Victory Square Park is bordered by Cambie Street (east), Pender Street (south), Hamilton Street (west) and West Hastings Street (north)


When:  Tuesday, September 13, 2011 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where: Rose Garden, City Park

Rose Garden - City Park is located on Abbott Street, directly across from the Travelodge.


When: Friday, September 16, 2011 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where: Centennial Square

Centennial Square is bordered by Douglas Street (east), Pandora Street (south), Government Street (west) and Fisgard Street (north).


  1. Great blog. Thank you so much for this.

  2. Thanks for the info shanon, its useful for me.
    Hopefully your post will be useful for else who need free legal advice :)

    Best Regard

    Pearly Home Remedy

  3. I applaud you for what you are doing. I am attempting to do the same myself at several locations in Southern California. I know you're in Canada, but are there any suggestions that you can possibly give me when hosting free legal clinics to the public? (ie. letting the individuals know that we are not representing them, and keeping the communication general?)


I would love to hear your views on this post so please leave a comment below. Unfortunately, I am unable to provide any legal advice through these comments. If you need legal advice, please contact one of the pro bono resources listed on the right side of the Rights & Remedies blog.