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).