FACL BC Team in Access Pro Bono Advice-a-Thon at the Vancouver Art Gallery or By Phone (Thursday, September 14, 2023)

1 Sep 2023 9:09 AM | FACL BC (Administrator)

Calling all FULL FACL BC members who are members of the Law Society of BC in good standing!

Led by our VP Internal, Jim Wu, FACL BC is interested in putting together a team for Access Pro Bono’s (APB) Advice-a-Thon legal clinic on Thursday September 14, 2023 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, or by telephone between Tuesday September 5 to Friday, September 22, 2023! 

FACL BC’s Team members are not required to be physically present (unless volunteering in-person) and do not all need to volunteer at the same time. The schedule is highly flexible and based on your availability.

You will be offering legal advice solely in the area(s) which you practice. APB handles indemnity and insurance matters and records whether legal advice is provided to an individual client. If you have any concerns about your coverage, please contact Lais Gomes at lgomes@accessprobono.ca directly to inquire. FACL BC takes no responsibility for indemnity and insurance matters related to the Advice-a-Thon.

APB has 6 in-person spots left: 12 to 1 pm (1 spot available), 1 to 2 pm (3 spots), 3 to 4 pm (2 spots), and overflow spots may be available for FACL BC Team members. The time commitment is 1 hour long for the in-person event. In-person clinics will allow for pre-scheduled and drop-in appointments from members of the general public.

Alternatively, APB also has unlimited spots for providing advice over the telephone from September 5 to 22, 2023. Telephone appointments will be scheduled with ample time for conflict checks. Telephone clinics will be 2 hours long. Please register to volunteer at the phone clinic by completing this form.

If you are interested in joining FACL BC’s Team, please email membership@faclbc.ca by Friday, September 8, 2023 with the subject line “APB Volunteer” and include the following information, so that we may pass it along to APB: 

  • Your name

  • T-shirt size

  • Firm name

  • Phone number

  • Area of practice

  • Chosen time slot

  • Chosen location: Vancouver Art Gallery or Telephone Clinic

Other than sending this email to volunteer with FACL BC’s team, all other questions regarding the Advice-a-Thon should be addressed directly to APB. We look forward to seeing you there and giving back to our community!

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