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Pro Bono @ Schulich Law

About us

ProBono@SchulichLaw offers students volunteer opportunities that develop their lawyering skills by working with supervising lawyers on projects that connect with and serve our local community. This past year, over 190 law student volunteers completed placements with over 40 organizations in the Halifax community. Some of these partnerships included the Halifax Aboriginal Peoples Network, the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia, Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund, the Provincial Autism Centre, and the Nova Scotia Supreme Court Family Division, among many more. 

See a complete list of our projects for the 2017–2018 academic year. [PDF – 276 KB]

Are you a law student looking to volunteer? 

Here are some of the benefits to getting involved with Pro Bono:

  • An opportunity to make a significant impact on access to justice in the Halifax community
  • Networking opportunities with members of the legal community 
  • Valuable experience in client-interaction
  • An opportunity to apply your legal knowledge and gain practical, real-world skills
Our program runs from September to March each year. Check back for more details about available placements and the application process for September! 
 
 

Are you an organization looking for law student volunteers?

Each year, we partner with public interest organizations, legal clinics, and lawyers working on pro bono files. We often work on projects in the following areas of law: administrative, civil, constitutional, corporate non-profit, criminal, environmental, family, human rights, immigration and refugee, and all aspects of poverty law. 

We proudly serve diverse populations of Canadians, including artists, First Nations, francophones, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) Canadians, immigrants and refugees, low-income Canadians, seniors, women, youth, and others.  

If you're interested in partnering with us, contact us at probono@dal.ca