2020 has brought unexpected changes to the normal ways of life in Saskatchewan, Canada and at Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan (PBLS). PBLS was created in 2008 to help address the gap for people who could not get Legal Aid or hire a private lawyer for their legal issues. PBLS operates free legal clinics across Saskatchewan. We use volunteer lawyers to provide up to an hour of free legal advice to help people deal with their legal issues. We offer services in all areas of law. We income test clients to ensure they qualify for our services.
At the beginning of 2020, PBLS provided free legal assistance through 14 Free Legal Clinics across Saskatchewan. We have Free Legal Clinics in Regina, Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Yorkton, Prince Albert, Meadow Lake, La Ronge, Estevan, Weyburn, Swift Current and Lloydminster. We offered appointments in person, on the phone and via video conference. However, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, PBLS has had to stop all in person appointments.
The good news is that we continue to provide the same amount of appointments and services as before COVID-19. All appointments are now done by telephone. Our volunteer lawyers continue to be committed to providing quality, accessible and free legal services to help those who would otherwise not have access to a lawyer and legal advice. Our volunteer lawyers can provide free legal advice to people anywhere in the province via telephone.
If you have a legal problem, are not eligible for Legal Aid and cannot afford a lawyer, please call our office at 1-855-833-7257 or 306-569-3098 (local Regina). You can check out our website to find out more about our organization at www.pblsask.ca.