The Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation is seeking wills and probate attorneys to support cancer patients through the Wills Clinic, a pro bono wills clinic for low-income Wellspring members. The Family Justice Centre is a virtual student law clinic that provides unbundled family law services free of charge. Volunteer family law lawyers supervise law students by providing summary legal advice and preparing documents. CJF serves clients who cannot afford a lawyer but do not meet the legal aid eligibility threshold. CJF is looking for family law lawyers to join our volunteer list! For more information, please visit our website in probonostudents.ca/family-justice-centre. Due to capacity issues, the number of volunteers is limited in both the first year and the year up. Click here for more information on our 2019-2020 volunteer program. Each summer, DLS hires a number of students to work full-time at the clinic during the summer semester (16 weeks). Summer students work on files, visit satellite clinics, give workshops on public legal education, and assist with various administrative tasks at the clinic. A comprehensive education is provided, and first and second year students can apply.
Prior participation in DLS is a great advantage. Membership is free and entitles you to a vote at General Meetings, including our Annual General Meeting. It also allows you to nominate others for our board of directors or to run for office yourself. To become a member, you can now fill out the membership form and either scan the form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail the form to us at: LEAF hosts major national and industry fundraising events. This includes an annual celebration of Equality Day. Equality Day celebrates the coming into force of section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms on April 17, 1985 – it is also the founding date of LEAF! Branches hold other events throughout the year, and they are made possible by industry volunteers. If you are interested in participating in the National Pavilion events, please contact [email protected]. If you would like to participate in events in your community, find the nearest office here and contact us. Summer clerks are required to act as department heads until graduation and take a DLS clinical course during the academic year following the summer. Family lawyers advocating for access to justice are encouraged to volunteer at Luke`s Place Virtual Legal Clinic. Be part of an innovative summary legal advice project for survivors of violence in partnership. East Toronto Community Legal Services was founded in 1978 as Riverdale Socio-Legal Services.
The name of the clinic was changed to East Toronto Community Legal Services in 1984 to reflect the expansion of the catchment area. On April 12, 2019, it received formal approval as a merged company with Flemingdon Community Legal Services. The application deadline for 2019-2020 volunteers is Friday, September 13, 2019, 12:00 p.m. Click here to apply for a DLS volunteer position. Click here to apply for a TDCAP volunteer position. For more information about membership, please contact us at email@example.com. LEAF interventions are guided, informed and supported by a case committee comprised of academics, practitioners and community organizers with expertise in relevant topics. Members of the LEAF Case Committee work closely with LEAF staff and volunteer lawyers to develop the legal theory and reasoning for the case.
This ensures that LEAF`s arguments are based on both feminist legal theory and the lived experiences of women and non-binary people. If you work in one of our areas, please consider serving on one of our case committees. If you are interested in serving on a LEAF case committee, please complete this application form. LEAF chapters manage public education programs for youth, organize gender equality events in their communities, and participate in local legislative reform initiatives. The branches are mostly run by volunteers and are always happy with new volunteers! Find your nearest branch here and learn more about local activities. Do you know of an organization, group or association that supports people who need pro bono legal advice? If yes, please let us know. Don Valley Community Legal Services is a merger of two large not-for-profit legal consulting firms – East Toronto Community Legal Services and Flemingdon Community Legal Services. Both legal clinics have supported clients in their communities for years. The clinic`s more than 45-year history, structure and reputation are based on the dedicated work of UdT volunteer law students. While our casework is led by student lenders and department heads working under legal supervision, the DLS Volunteer Program is an excellent opportunity to explore public interest law as well as the direct practice of academic, criminal, family, labour, housing and refugee law on behalf of vulnerable client communities. An information session on this lunchtime program will take place on Thursday, September 12, 2019 (12:30 – 14:00) in Rm J250.
Applications for the DLS Volunteer Program must be submitted on Friday afternoon, September 13, 2019 – click here to apply. The first round of random lottery offers will be published on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, with ongoing bids to follow until all seats are filled. This is followed by the Saturday training day and scheduling telephone recording shifts. To subscribe to our mailing list, please fill out the online form. or to become a member, please download and complete a copy of our membership form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org The dedicated work of our volunteers across the country is critical to LEAF`s success. Volunteers lead the organization, sit on active committees, lead our chapters, help refine LEAF`s legal arguments, and act as advisors to LEAF`s interventions before the Supreme Court of Canada and other tribunals. Volunteers also support LEAF`s annual events and play a crucial role in fundraising. There are many ways for LEAF members and friends to get involved. Our Board of Directors and employees are listed on separate pages. Please visit the members page to find out how to become a member or volunteer. For more information about volunteering at PBLO, please visit: pblo.org/volunteer The DLS Volunteer Program is a year-round opportunity to gain professional skills and contribute to meaningful social justice work in partnership with other law students, social work students, and lawyer mentors who are fantastic mentors. Unfortunately, we can only offer a limited number of places for 1L and high school students, and we will make these offers by random draw.
However, we have made some changes to our volunteer program in recent years to improve the student experience: the merged company, Don Valley Community Legal Services, continues the work of both clinics, but now under one roof. Don Valley Community Legal Services is funded by Legal Aid Ontario and managed by a local board to ensure the clinic`s work is guided by community contributions. The clinic is one of many community legal clinics under Legal Aid Ontario and it is very important that clinics have local boards to direct the work they do, because every community is different. Sometimes we have room for co-op students in high school and college courses. Talk to your co-op director to make arrangements. We need volunteers for our board of directors and sometimes for special projects. Not all volunteers can be accepted. Contact the clinic to apply. DLS has two clinical programs for loans: the part-time program (one full-time course, 8 credits) and the full-time program (single semester, 15-credit course). Students enroll in one of the clinic`s six departments corresponding to an area of law: criminal law, labor law, family law, refugee law, housing law, and academic affairs. In these departments, they learn about the social and economic context of the clinic`s clients, the legal aid landscape, the substantive law and process of their department, as well as professional skills and ethics such as client counselling, negotiation and litigation.
DLS offers many credits and volunteer opportunities for students to get involved. Working in the clinic provides students with the opportunity to develop important professional skills and ethics in a public interest context that emphasizes intellectual discovery and hands-on experience. The opportunity to change the lives of our customers adds important elements of meaning and satisfaction. Students often tell us that working in the clinic is “the best thing I did in law school.” Our clinic recognizes the value of our Board members, general members and other volunteers. As a volunteer, you may be asked to help with community fairs and information tables or other valuable services. We have a community services committee that meets monthly and advises the community board. Since 1971, thousands of students have attended Parkdale as part of their law studies at Osgoode Hall Law School. If you are a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and have participated in the Osgoode Poverty Law Intensive Program, you can sign up to receive email updates and you can also become a member of our organization.