Student Pro Bono Work Gets Noticed

Doug Jasinski

UBC Faculty of Law’s Law Students’ Legal Advice Program is the subject of a recent article in the Tyee which notes that the program has become one of the largest legal aid providers in the province given cutbacks to government-funded legal aid.
Given the interest amongst law students and young lawyers for this kind of practical experience with an altruistic bent, we think there is an undeveloped opportunity out there for law firms to include a structured pro bono initative as a formal component of their student program. Good PR and an extra hook to distinguish your firm during recruitment efforts would be just a couple of the benefits.


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