PRO BONO ONTARIO OBA at the Hotline:   Pro Bono Regional Challenge

OBA at the Hotline: Pro Bono Regional Challenge

We know OBA members are committed to expanding access to justice for those who need it most - and often enjoy a friendly competition. This is a challenge for you!

Make a difference where it's needed most

The OBA has partnered with Pro Bono Ontario (PBO) on an initiative to mobilize and motivate members in every region of the province to deliver vital legal advice to low-income Ontarians by donating time and expertise to the PBO Free Legal Advice Hotline. As a participant in the OBA at the Hotline Pro Bono Regional Challenge, you can make a meaningful impact while making your region proud. What's more, participating members from the region that has accumulated the most hours during the challenge period will be entered and randomly selected to win a fabulous night's stay at the Omni King Edward Hotel and other exciting prizes* - not to mention be awarded instant bragging rights!

In the spirit of camaraderie and service - with the support of PBO and your OBA community

Through the Challenge, which runs between June 5 and November 20, 2024, members from all practice backgrounds can make a difference, volunteering from your home, office, or even a boardroom with other lawyers as part of a team-building event. Hotline services are in 30-minute consultations that focus on helping callers answer their legal question that day - before legal problems can escalate and intensify. PBO offers volunteers onboarding, training and a wide range of resources and real-time to support to set you up to succeed in your role.

We know lawyers want to help and the OBA and PBO are making it easy and fun!

Register online now and make your time count starting on June 5.



One member who registers here, participates on the PBO helpline in the defined period and is from the region who accumulates the most helpline hours in the defined period will be selected at random on December 2nd, 2024 to receive a voucher for a one-night stay at the Omni King Edward Hotel at the OBA rate (approximate value $300. Please note that blackout periods apply where the OBA rate is not applicable.) NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. The winning entrant must correctly answer a skill testing question without any assistance to be eligible to receive a prize. If the question is answered incorrectly, the prize will be forfeited. The OBA reserves the right to extend the contest entry period at their discretion and without notice. The Contest is open to legal residents of Ontario, Canada who are members of the Canadian Bar Association at the time of entry, register here, satisfy the criteria outlined above regarding volunteering during the relevant period on the PBO helpline and have their CBA mailing address in the region that accumulates the most PBO helpline hours in the relevant period. Employees or agents of the CBA and any persons who are members of those employees' immediate families, are not eligible to participate in this contest.