News

April 24, 2018

On April 19, 2018 in downtown Vancouver, over 100 Access Pro Bono volunteers and supporters attended its annual Pro Bono Appreciation Breakfast. There, directors and staff awarded Vancouver lawyer Ashley Syer the 2018 Allan Parker QC Award for Representation Services.

August 4, 2017

The 2017 wildfires have displaced many people in large and small BC communities. They’ve also given rise to many legal issues and questions.

In response to the 2017 wildfires, Access Pro Bono has:

  • set up a free telephone advice service ( 1-877-762-6664 ) for affected people; and

 

  • enlisted several volunteer lawyers to provide answers to frequently asked legal questions in different areas of law covered in separate information sheets (currently being developed):

 

June 22, 2017

Access Pro Bono has long been concerned by the relatively small number of case referrals made from its summary advice clinics to its representation programs. APB’s Project & Information Officer Jimmy Yan set out to research why such referrals are not being made in proportion to legal needs, and how to encourage more clinic lawyers to make referrals.