We have created a bank of pro bono hours offered by lawyers whom are willing to participate to our various programs. Lawyers who are part of our bank of pro bono hours are contacted by email whenever a case requires the assistance of one or more lawyers.
Our Public Interest Cases program aims at providing free legal services to citizens, groups of citizens, or legal persons meeting our admissibility criteria.
Even when a lawyer offers her or his time free of charge, the disbursements related to a legal matter may prevent the indigent from accessing justice. With that in mind, inspired by initiatives from other pro bono organizations, Pro Bono Québec has created a fund, the Fonds d’aide aux déboursés, to help alleviate beneficiaries of the Public Interest Cases from some legal expenses. Accordingly, pro bono lawyers who have undertaken a matter from the Public Interest Cases’ program may claim to the fund up to $2000 of eligible disbursements. The creation of the fund was made possible by a substantial private donation from Mr. Réjean Hinse.
Pro Bono Quebec creates exclusive agreements by way of which lawyers and partner firms provide legal support to clients of non-profit organizations. In order to be eligible, non-profit organisations must meet our admissibility criteria.
This service assists unrepresented litigants wishing to appeal a judgment ordering confinement in an institution or authorizing a medical assessment. The service is available by referral from an Appeal Court judge or clerk.
Created in 2010 at the initiative of the Bar of Montreal, the Association des avocats et avocates en droit familial du Québec, the Department of Legal Services of Greater Montreal and of Pro Bono Québec , this service aims to provide timely on-site assistance to self-represented litigants in family matters. The service is offered by referral from the judge or special clerk. Lawyers interested in participating to the program must contact Me Nancy Brouillette, by phone at 514 866-9392, ext. 225 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the program requires volunteer lawyers to be available one morning per month.
In May 2011, the Young Bar Association of Montreal , the Association of Defence Counsel of Montreal , the Bar of Montreal, the Montreal Municipal Court , Legal Aid and Pro Bono Québec launched the Legal Information Service in the Municipal Court of Montreal. This service provides timely assistance to self-represented litigants whom do not have access to Legal Aid are prosecuted in criminal matters, and penal matters which have a significant impact. Lawyers interested in joining the program must contact the Young Bar Association of Montreal at email@example.com.