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While involved in innumerable community activities, the Toronto Lawyers Association represents our members to the Ontario bench and bar, to all levels of government and to the public at large. We participate in charitable events, liaise with other professional lawyers' associations, provide educational mock trials at local public schools and sit on committees related to legal and courthouse issues.

TLA Week at the PBO Hotline, May 7-11, 2018

Pro Bono Ontario’s Free Legal Advice Hotline is barely six months old, and it has already provided pro bono legal services to over 6,000 callers with civil problems and nowhere to turn. It is hard to think of a more concrete and effective way for the legal profession to work together to increase access to justice. 

Please consider volunteering your time for one full-day shift during TLA week!  May 7-11 has been designated TLA week and we want to  get our members out to help low-income Ontarians with, what are to them, overwhelming legal problems. Volunteers arrive at 9 am, and take calls from approximately 9:30 am to 4 pm, with a break for lunch. You can choose which areas of civil law you wish to service. The current choices are: civil procedure; employment; consumer; housing; corporate law for small businesses, charities and non-profits; and, creating powers of attorney. TLA members are encouraged to commit to one full-day shift.

Check the Volunteer FAQs for more details about the hotline. To volunteer, please contact Nicole Kellow at nicole@probonoontario.org or sign-up online.
 
Still not convinced? Read TLA Secretary Brett Harrison's letter about his experience with PBO.  Help us lead by example through community action.