The Hon. Justice Andromache Karakatsanis will be hosting the Opening Reception of the 6th National Pro Bono Conference, Innovations in Action, September 28, 2016. The reception, which is only open to conference registrants, will be held at the Supreme Court of Canada. Spaces are limited, so book early.
The 6th National Pro Bono Conference and Awards Dinner will be held September 28-30, 2016 at the Westin, Ottawa.
The 6th National Pro Bono Conference, Innovations in Action, is dedicated to the needs, resources and interests of lawyers, law firms, legal departments, and legal services pro bono professionals. Held only biennually, it is a can’t-miss event for anyone engaged in the important and growing world of pro bono.
Register by July 26 and save with our early-bird rates! Register 4 or more attendees and save 10% probono2016.ca
The 2nd Annual Edmonton Community Legal Centre (ECLC) Advice-a-Thon will take place Saturday, September 24 from 10 am to 4 pm at Churchill Square.
Volunteer lawyers will provide FREE summary legal advice to lower income Edmontonians in a variety of areas of law. In addition to legal advice there will be food, drinks, and entertainment, all hosted by ECLC volunteers and staff.
Last year’s inaugural Advice-A-Thon was an incredible success with 34 lawyers participating, 92 clients receiving legal advice, 224 additional people received ECLC info and/or legal information and referral, $23,095 raised by volunteer lawyers, $8,250 in corporate sponsorships and an increased awareness of our services to the community.
This year’s goal is to have 60 lawyers assisting in areas of Civil, Family, Criminal and Immigration Law. For details and to sign up visit http://www.eclc.ca/advice-a-thon/
Madam Justice Gillian D. Marriott, former Executive Director of Pro Bono Law Alberta has been appointed to the Court of Queen’s Bench effective June 17, 2016. Madam Justice Marriott has been involved with Pro Bono Law Alberta for 10 years, serving as a Founding Board Member from 2006-2008 and as Executive Director from January 2009 to March 2016. The Board and Staff at Pro Bono Law Alberta extend our sincerest congratulations to Madam Justice Marriott on this achievement.
During the month of September, pro bono organizations across Alberta will be showcasing the work they do. In conjunction with this effort, the University of Alberta Faculty of Law is hosting:
Pro Bono Presentation Night – Edmonton
Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time: 6 pm
Location: Law Centre, University of Alberta (111St & 89 Ave)
Call for Presenters – Edmonton
We are seeking expressions of interest from lawyers and law students who would like to share short (5-7 minute) presentations on an aspect of pro bono law that they find inspiring, compelling, or challenging.
Submit your short proposal by August 1, 2016 firstname.lastname@example.org
The wildfires in Fort McMurray have displaced an entire community, giving rise to many legal questions and issues. Visit www.pbla.ca/gethelp/fortmcmurrayfire for legal fact sheets and other information. You can download them here or listen to them.
Fact Sheets of Frequently Asked Questions: Download these helpful FAQs for information.
Visit the Department of Justice and Solicitor General webpage for information on court closures and other services in the Fort McMurray area impacted by the fire. Additional updates on the crisis are available on this Government of Alberta emergency information webpage.