Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan (PBLS) is a non-profit corporation established in 2008 that strives to improve access to justice in Saskatchewan by creating, facilitating and promoting opportunities for lawyers to provide high-quality pro bono (free) legal services to persons of limited means.
PBLS operates under several guiding principles:
Pro bono legal services are defined as providing professional legal services without expectation of fee where legal aid is not available for:
David Thera, QC (President)
Craig Goebel (Vice-President)
Susan Amrud, QC (Secretary-Treasurer)
Major Mike Hoeft
Kara-Dawn Jordan Executive Director
Kara-Dawn earned her Bachelor of Laws with distinction from the University Of Saskatchewan College Of Law in 2002 and was called to the Bar in 2003. She worked in private practice for a number of years prior to joining PBLS as its Executive Director in 2010. Kara-Dawn has been a long time volunteer with pro bono service programs in the province and continues her volunteer efforts through the Regina Free Legal Clinic.
Carly Romanow Programs Director & Staff Lawyer
Carly graduated from the University of Saskatchewan College of Law in 2014 and was called to the bar in 2015. Carly articled and practiced in private practice until July of 2016 when she joined PBLS. Carly has been an active participant in pro bono service programs as the Programs Coordinator for Pro Bono Students Canada and volunteering with CLASSIC at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law. Carly was a volunteer with the PBLS Panel Program in private practice and is currently a volunteer with the Regina Free Legal Clinic.
Tomilola Adebiyi Intake Worker/Administrative Assistant
Tomilola completed her LLB and her BL in Nigeria in 2008. Tomilola was in private practice in Nigeria for two years before coming to Canada to complete her Masters in Law at McGill University which she obtained in 2015. Tomilola joined the PBLS team in the summer of 2015.
Kaitlynn McArthur Intake Worker/Administrative Assistant
Kaitlynn graduated with her Bachelor of Human Justice from the University of Regina in 2016. During her studies, Kaitlynn was a practicum student with PBLS and permanently joined the PBLS team in May of 2016. Kaitlynn is from the White Bear First Nation and is actively involved in her First Nations culture.
Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan acknowledges generous annual funding from the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan.
Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan acknowledges generous support from the Law Society of Saskatchewan, Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Branch, Virtus Group LLP, and Childview Inc. We also express our sincere gratitude to individial donors who give support to Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan's mission to advance access to justice!
If you know a lawyer who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to pro bono service delivery nominate them now by completing the nomination form below and returning by fax, email or mail to Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan. Nominations close January 6, 2017.
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