EVENT: 14th annual Pro Bono Going Public free legal advice-a-thon
To continue to meet escalating demand for free legal help, Access Pro Bono is hosting its 14th annual and 2nd virtual legal advice-a-thon this September 13 to 24. Just like last year, registered lawyers will give free legal advice by telephone or Zoom over the 10 day event. Pro Bono Going Public 2021’s service and publicity campaign will reach every BC city and town.
The event will run from 10am to 5pm over the 10 work days. Volunteer lawyers will select one or more hour-long telephone shifts. They can then solicit donations in support of their charitable contributions. Clients will be low and modest income British Columbians in need of urgent legal advice. All appointments will be pre-scheduled, with ample time for conflict checks.
Last year’s event saw a record 149 volunteer lawyers provide free legal advice to 388 British Columbians in need. The event raised an incredible $93,564 in support of Access Pro Bono's programs.