PINAY does not represent individual cases in a legal capacity but rather provides information and helps our members access appropriate resources. Since 2002, PINAY has been an accredited community organization at McGill’s Faculty of Law, and since 2006, a partner organization with McGill University’s Pro bono Students Canada (PBSC) program. Under the supervision of PINAY’s pro bono lawyer, law students can volunteer their time or complete work for course credit. This includes conducting research and providing legal information to our members on the following topics:
- Labour law and contract issues
- Family law
- Criminal law
- Human rights
We invite caregivers to attend our legal information clinics regarding these topics, where you may ask about your individual concerns. If PINAY is not be able to adequately address your question, we will refer you to another organization or help you access other appropriate resources.
Students in fields of study other than law may also do volunteer work at the legal information clinic by helping PINAY network with allied organizations, writing reports about our work, and advocating for policy reforms that may improve the living and working conditions of our members.