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Pro Bono Students Canada is a national pro bono organization with Chapters at 22 law schools across the country. Our mission is to provide free legal support to people and communities facing barriers to justice. Each year, about 1,600 PBSC volunteers provide approximately 140,000 hours of free legal services to over 400 organizations, courts and tribunals across the country. PBSC matches law student volunteers (“Student Volunteers”) to Partner Organizations to provide free legal support to people and communities facing barriers to justice. By exposing law students to the value of Pro Bono service, PBSC aims to encourage the next generation of lawyers to make pro bono service an everyday part of their practice. Volunteering with PBSC is open to first, second and third year law students.

Volunteers at the University of Manitoba chapter have gained valuable legal experience in clinical settings, on research projects, and as legal interns throughout the Academic Year. With returning partners including the Community Legal Education Association and the Legal Help Centre, and new partners including the John Howard Society and the Canadian Mental Health Association, we look forward to another remarkable year.

PBSC Volunteer Placements are posted in September. These placements detail the type of project, who the project is for, an overview of the project, and the areas of law the placement engages with. Applications are sent out with the postings and are due in September as well, with placements starting in October. Exact dates change year to year, but PBSC will email all students prior to each important recruitment date as well as post on our social media as well as the MLSA Facebook page. Please feel free to email probono@umantioba.ca any time throughout the year for more information in regards to recruitment and volunteering with PBSC.


Learn more about the PBSC on https://www.probonostudents.ca/ or through social media.

Interested students are encouraged to prepare their resumes and send any questions they may have to probono@umanitoba.ca


PBSC Manitoba operates due to the generous funding provided by the University of Manitoba and our various external funders: