The Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) is continuing their tradition of hosting BC Law pro bono spring break volunteers during this semester’s spring break from March 7-11, 2022. VLP will be working remotely and can host up to 5 BC Law pro bono volunteers. This is a great way to gain legal experience while serving the community and logging pro bono hours towards the BC Law Pro Bono Program’s voluntary 50 hour pro bono pledge.
Interested students are encouraged to visit VLP’s website and read about VLP’s clinics and projects. Students can then apply to volunteer during spring break week online.
BC Law Pro Bono Spring Break Opportunity
Students who participate in VLP’s 35-hour week-long remote spring break project receive a full day of intense training to prepare them for attending legal clinics in housing, family law, guardianship, and debt collection. Students will have the opportunity to work on unit-specific projects that support VLP’s program. At their virtual court-based clinics, students will assist with legal triage and screen clients for eligibility, draft legal documents and shadow an attorney who provides legal advice. Students will provide support to the attorneys and paralegals with various case management tasks, including case updates and client follow-up, and some data entry.