About Us

About Us

We're a small independent organization of community-minded directors and staff who rely on the kindness of thousands of volunteer legal service providers to provide access to justice across BC.
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Why We Do It
We believe that access to justice is central to the rule of law and functional democracy. Every person deserves access to the services they need to resolve their legal problems.
Our People
We're an inclusive community-minded organization whose strengths are rooted in the dedication and passion of our staff and volunteers.
Our Supporters
We couldn't pursue our mission to increase access to justice in BC without the generous support of our funders and donors.
2k+
Lawyers volunteering for our programs
115
Advice clinic locations across BC
30k+
British Columbians helped each year
$12M+
Market value of pro bono services each year
We’re a diverse mix of hard-working professionals with a common mission to promote access to justice in BC.

Awards We Give

We give three awards each year in recognition of outstanding commitment to pro bono service.

Allan Parker - May 2012
Allan Parker QC
1949 - 2012
We give this award each year to a volunteer lawyer or law firm demonstrating extraordinary commitment to representing low-income individuals in courts or tribunals.
David Garner
David Garner
1969 - 2018
We give this award each to an office or field volunteer who has demonstrated exemplary passion and dedication in working alongside our staff and other volunteers to administer pro bono services.
Dugald Christie
Dugald Christie
1936 - 2007
We give this award each year to a volunteer lawyer or law firm showing outstanding commitment to serving low-income British Columbians at one of our Summary Advice Program community clinics.   

Support Access Pro Bono

Every year, over 25,000 people call us for legal help. The support we receive from volunteer lawyers, administrative volunteers, funders, sponsors and individual donors allows us to provide critical legal services to women, men and families of limited means, and the non-profit organizations who serve them.