How To Apply

Step 1: Get to know PBSC Western!

Come learn more about PBSC Western and meet members of the PBSC Western team at the following events:

September 4 Open House (12:00pm – 1:00pm) at Western Community Legal Services

September 11 Launch Event (12:30pm – 2:00pm) in Room 52 of the Western Law Building

Check out our Important Dates page for up-to-date information on our recruitment activities! Read our exciting project descriptions and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for other important updates and events!

Step 2: Apply for a project!

Our applications will open on September 5th at 12:00pm following the PBSC Open House.

All applications are due by 4:00 pm on Monday, September 16th.


  • Step 1. Complete our short PBSC Volunteer Application
  • Step 2. Submit your résumé and Volunteer Application to the Community Legal Service Desk in the Western Law Building.

NOTE: Applicants to the Family Law PBSC project and the Small Court Claims Project should send their résumé to the email address to and or visit the Family Law Project and Small Court Claims Project sections of the Western Law website for more information.

Step 3 (If Selected): Accept Your Offer, Complete the Student Agreement Form, and Attend Your Trainings

Rolling offers are sent out electronically the week of September 23rd. Once you receive an offer, you have 24 hours to decline or accept via email. Once all volunteer positions are filled, PBSC Western will indicate this on our social media outlets.

If you accept an offer, you will be required to complete the Student Agreement Form and attend mandatory PBSC Training on September 30 2019. Some projects will also require you to attend PBSC WestlawNext Canada Research Training in October. If you are entering your first year of law school, you will be required to attend a WestlawNext session.

NOTE: some projects have additional project-specific training, so please read the project descriptions carefully when applying for positions as these training sessions are mandatory.