Our capacity to increase access to justice for low-income British Columbians relies on the charitable efforts of more than a thousand volunteers each year. Behind the scenes of hundreds of volunteer lawyers serving clients in clinics, hearing rooms and courthouses throughout BC, hundreds of administrative volunteers work diligently to ensure that our clients receive the timely legal services they need. Our profiled volunteer for April 2017 is Juliana Louie.
Juliana has been the Roster Program administrative volunteer since September 2016, and has far exceeded our expectations for the role! She is currently completing her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and International Relations at UBC. Juliana’s keen interest in becoming involved in the non-profit sector led her to APB.
She has proven herself to be organized, methodical, and very personable in fulfilling her task of contacting Roster Program lawyers to update their information and reaffirm their commitment to volunteering with APB. Throughout the past few months, she reports having gained invaluable experience prioritizing and achieving work-life balance between full-time studies, part-time employment, and skills-based volunteering.
Through this opportunity, Juliana says she has gained professional insight and respect for our organization and all that we strive to achieve. Above all, volunteering with APB has shown her the importance of operationalizing the motto, “Justice for All”. She says that becoming involved with APB has been nothing short of a rewarding experience for her, and that it has been an honour to work alongside individuals who share a desire to make legal services more readily accessible to those who need it most.