The Public Legal Information Association of NL (PLIAN), in partnership with members of the Access to Justice Steering Committee for Newfoundland and Labrador, is calling for interested lawyers, articling students, and law students to volunteer their time at a series of pro bono legal clinics planned for this summer.
Specific details are being confirmed, but legal clinics are expected to be held at various locations in St. John’s and other parts of the province, including at the Gathering Place, at the AC Hunter Library in St. John’s, and other sites to be confirmed. At this stage, one clinic has been confirmed at the Gathering Place for Thursday, June 6, from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
At this stage, we are gathering an initial roster of interested lawyers and students who would be willing to volunteer. We will then contact the people on this roster with additional details about clinics as they are confirmed throughout the summer.
Participating lawyers would be asked to provide short consultations and summary legal advice to clients accessing the clinic, while participating articling students or law students would be asked to help oversee the clinic, complete intake and waiver forms with clients, and assist the practicing lawyers as needed.
For further information or to sign up for the roster please contact Kevin O’Shea, Executive Director of PLIAN, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 709-722-4745.