Vision & Objectives

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 meant to complement, not replace an adequately funded legal aid sytem;
  • pro bono services should be primarily directed at providing advice and representation to those who cannot afford to pay for these services; and
  • pro bono service should be endorsed and encouraged within the profession as a professional responsibility shared by all in the profession.

Pro bono legal services are defined as providing professional legal services without expectation of fee where legal aid is not available for:

  • persons of limited means who demonstrate a need for legal assistance but are unable to afford legal counsel without suffering financial hardship;
  • charitable, non-profit, religious, civic, community, governmental and education organizations in matters that are designed primarily to address the needs of persons of limited means or which work for the public good of marginalized or disadvantaged individuals or groups;
  • matters of public interest and broad community concern which might not otherwise be pursued; and
  • the improvement of the law or legal system in a manner which benefits marginalized or disadvantaged individuals or groups.

Directors and Staff Members

 

 

 

Directors

David Thera, QC (President)

Craig Goebel (Vice-President)

Susan Amrud, QC (Secretary-Treasurer)

Stephen McLellan

Randi Arnot

Major Mike Hoeft

Staff Members

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.

Funders

​Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan acknowledges generous annual funding from the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan.

 

 

 

Law Foundation of Saskatchewan

www.lawfoundation.sk.ca

Supporters

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!​

Events

Nominations are now Open for the 2016 Pro Bono Service Award!

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.

Information Sheet

Nomination Form

 

 

Purchase your tickets now for the 2017 Gown to Gown Lawyers' Charity Gala!

To reserve accomodations at the event rate contact the DoubleTree by HIlton Regina by December 28, 2016.