HOSTS

Partner
Partner
Partner
Partner
Partner

FEATURE SPEAKERS

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE RICHARD WAGNER

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE RICHARD WAGNER

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada

THE HONOURABLE THOMAS CROMWELL

THE HONOURABLE THOMAS CROMWELL

Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada

The Honourable Marie Deschamps

THE HONOURABLE
MARIE DESCHAMPS

Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada

Alison Redford, Former Premier of Alberta

ALISON REDFORD, QC

Former Premier of Alberta

THE HONOURABLE DAVID EBY, QC

THE HONOURABLE DAVID EBY, QC

Attorney General of British Columbia

EVENTS

7th NATIONAL PRO BONO CONFERENCE

The 7th National Pro Bono Conference will bring together lawyers, paralegals, law students, judges, politicians, government representatives, non-profit sector leaders, academics and the public from Canada, the US and abroad to share ideas and best practices for increasing access to justice for all members of society.

Plenary and workshop participants will discuss new and different ways to identify and serve the unmet needs of people seeking timely and effective resolutions to their legal problems. Topics will include: justice system reform, supporting self-represented litigants, serving Indigenous communities, unbundled legal services, reduced rate legal services, paralegal pro bono services, the politics of access to justice, using new technologies and good corporate citizenry.

ACCESSIBLE PRACTICE CLE

The 12 CPD hour Accessible Practice CLE stream runs concurrent to the two-day Conference agenda with shared plenaries. It offers skills and resources of particular relevance to legal practitioners seeking to provide pro bono or reduced rate legal services to people in their local communities. Subject matter experts will provide cultural competency training, and will teach soft skills such as interviewing and problem solving for clients, as well as new skills and strategies for serving people in under-served practice areas like family law and administrative law.

NATIONAL PRO BONO AWARDS

On the evening of October 4, 2018, Pro Bono Canada will host a full-course dinner and awards event at the Boathouse Restaurant at Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver. The dinner will bring members of the Canadian legal community together to honour a lawyer, a national law firm, a regional law firm and a community service organization for their distinguished service in the provision of pro bono legal services to the poor and disadvantaged.

LOCATIONS

HOTEL

DELTA VANCOUVER SUITES
550 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1L6
(604) 689-8188

RECEPTION

STEAMWORKS UBER LOUNGE
October 3, 2018
5:00pm-7:00pm

Sponsored by:

CONFERENCE + CLE

WOSK CENTRE FOR DIALOGUE
October 4-5, 2018
8:00am-5:00pm

AWARDS DINNER

KITSILANO BOATHOUSE
1305 Arbutus St, Vancouver, BC V6J 5N2

Sponsored By:

SPONSORS

BRONZE

Citadel Law Corporation
Gudmundseth Mickelson LLP
Klein Lawyers LLP
Lidstone & Company Law Corporation
Peter J. Andersen Law Corporation

RECEPTION & AWARDS DINNER SPONSORS

Dentons
Blakes

IN-KIND SPONSOR

Pro Bono Students Canada