The 7th National Pro Bono Conference will bring together lawyers, paralegals, law students, judges, politicians, government representatives, non-profit sector leaders, academics and the public from Canada, the US and abroad to share ideas and best practices for increasing access to justice for all members of society.
Plenary and workshop participants will discuss new and different ways to identify and serve the unmet needs of people seeking timely and effective resolutions to their legal problems. Topics will include: justice system reform, supporting self-represented litigants, serving Indigenous communities, unbundled legal services, reduced rate legal services, paralegal pro bono services, the politics of access to justice, using new technologies and good corporate citizenry.
Marital breakdown causes a flood of emotions and a shaken sense of security. Taking decisive actions restores dignity and helps build resilience. ACES, the Association of A Community Engaged in Sharing, encourages media to inform their audience about the Calgary Resilience Symposium where people can learn about and discuss the variety of supports available to individuals and families facing decisions about one of the biggest life changes they will experience.
WHAT:A full day of lectures and learnings from professionals who will answer questions pertaining to family matters, legal issues, financial planning and insurance inquiries, as well as mental and physical health topics. Everyone’s focus is on helping participants to make the right decisions for moving forward.
WHO: Keynote Speakers at the Calgary Divorce Symposium include:
Nicole Sherren – Alberta Wellness Initiative
Cyndy Morin – Resolve Legal Group
John-Paul Boyd – Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family
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 5th National Pro Bono Conference took place in Regina, Saskatchewan on September 25 and 26, 2014. Delegates from Canada, the US and abroad came together to exchange knowledge and ideas on pro bono legal services provision, network and forge new pro bono alliances. Thank you to all who participated in this important learning opportunity.
The next National Pro Bono Conference will take place in 2016.