Law Firms, Clinics and Organizations
Looking for a law student volunteer to assist with a project this summer?
UPDATE: LawLinks was established to help connect law students to volunteer opportunities during the tough summer of 2020. During the summer of 2020, we were pleased to have had over 100 project submissions. As law students are currently preparing to return to school in the fall, we are currently no longer accepting project submissions. Thank you for your interest and support.
LawLinks matches Canadian law firms, clinics and organizations with motivated law students who are determined to apply their skills and provide volunteer assistance on specific projects. Our goal is to help provide meaningful experiences during this particularly difficult 2020 summer period.
What Projects Are Eligible
You can register any project with LawLinks, so long as it is something a law student can help with. Projects can range from a few hours to several weeks. If you are unsure of how to describe a project, contact us and we would be happy to help. Some potential projects may include:
conducting legal research
preparing public legal education seminars/materials
producing summaries based on recent government changes
monitoring an area of the law and drafting blog posts/articles about it
assisting with file management
assisting on a variety of matters
It is requested that all projects can be done remotely to ensure everyone's safety amidst COVID-19.
Please note: Law students are unable to provide legal advice. Projects can not include work that constitutes practicing law. Projects must also be something a volunteer can do, and should not replace the work of an employee.
No Long-standing Commitments
There are no long-standing commitments as law students volunteer on a project-by-project basis. As an organization, you can register projects as they arise and specify when you need it by. LawLinks does not support any long-term unpaid internships. We match organizations who could use help on discrete projects with law students who want to put their skills to use.
How Project Matching Works
Students will be matched with projects based on their availability, experience, and interests. This ensures you get great results from the law student volunteers. When we find a potential match, both you and the law student volunteer will be given an opportunity to confirm your interest in working together before an introduction is made.
LawLinks was started with the sole purpose of helping connect law students and organizations in these difficult times. The only role of LawLinks is to create connections. As such, once a match is confirmed and an introduction is made, it is up to you and the law student volunteer to manage your project & project relationship, and to ensure it meets any laws, rules and/or guidelines (including, but not limited to, confidentiality and non-disclosure).