Pro Bono Students Canada - Family Justice Centre
FJC launches first clinics in February 2021!
The new Family Justice Centre - a Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) initiative with Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) and Epstein Cole LLP - will launch its first client-facing clinics in February, 2021!
The FJC presents an innovative opportunity to bring together law students and pro bono lawyers to deliver free legal services to low-income, self-represented family law litigants in Ontario. The FJC will launch virtually in the fall of 2020, utilizing videoconferencing technology to connect litigants with law students and pro bono lawyers to provide responsive legal services that go beyond summary advice.
The launch of the FJC is made possible by Epstein Cole’s generous foundational donation of $150,000. “Philip M. Epstein, Q.C. and Epstein Cole’s leadership in access to justice and mentoring the next generation of family law lawyers is unparalleled in Canada. We are excited for this next chapter in our long-standing partnership,” said Brittany Twiss, National Director of PBSC.
Visit the FJC to see how family law lawyers will work together to deliver services to family law litigants.