Welcome to Pro Bono Students Canada McGill

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Pro Bono Students Canada

Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) was founded in 1996 at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Since then, PBSC has expanded to have chapters in all 22 Canadian law schools. Each year across Canada, 1,600 PBSC law student volunteers provide approximately 140,000 hours of free legal services to over 400 public interest and other community organizations, courts and tribunals. PBSC is the only national student program in Canada, the only national pro bono program in the country, and the only national pro bono service organization anywhere in the world. PBSC McGill began in 2000 and has been going strong since then. During the 2018-2019 school year, PBSC McGill had over 50 law student volunteers who worked with and provided legal services to 21 different community organizations across Montreal.

PBSC Objectives

  • Provide volunteer law students with opportunities to develop their legal skills and be involved in their communities
  • Have a positive impact on the legal profession through the promotion of pro bono service
  • Increase access to justice in Canada



PBSC McGill is grateful for the generous support we receive from our funders and partners.



Barreau du Québec

Goldwater, Dubé

McCarthy Tétrault


WestlawNext Canada


La Référence




Thomson Reuters


La Fondation du droit de l'Ontario

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