Current Projects

PBSC UNB is thrilled to have a wonderful group of community partners and exciting projects in many diverse areas of law.

Click on the names to get more information about the 2019-2020 projects and check back in September for an updated partner list!

 

logo  Autism Society of PEI- Guardianship

The student will create a plain language public legal education project on how parents can establish legal guardianship for their children after the age of 18. The final project deliverable will be an infographic outlining the relevant information, as well as turning this information into a video presentation (students could film themselves talking, do it as a video presentation with PowerPoints or Prezi, etc).

logo  Autism Society of PEI- Wills and Trusts

The student will create a plain language public legal education project on how parents can set up wills and trusts to care for their children on the autism spectrum after the death of their parents. The final project deliverable will be an infographic outlining the relevant information, as well as turning this information into a video presentation (students could film themselves talking, do it as a video presentation with PowerPoints or Prezi, etc).

Screen Shot 2018-09-09 at 1.53.09 AM CCLA Rights Watch and Talk Right

Blogging about human rights and equality.

Screen Shot 2018-09-09 at 2.09.46 AMwills Stewart McKelvey Wills Project 

Working with clients to draft wills for members the public who would otherwise be financially unable to do so.

No photo description available. Fredericton Homeless Shelter- IPV
Students will prepare a plain language public legal education presentation on the rights and obligations someone who is fleeing their home because of IPV will face in New Brunswick.
No photo description available.  Fredericton Homeless Shelter-  Criminal

Students will research the rights of drug users in relation to police officers within New Brunswick and create a document similar to a bill of rights for drug users in Fredericton. Students will also take this information, synthesize it into a list of basic, one-sentence rights, and produce several laminated reference cards that serve to synthesize the essential information for users to carry/ be kept at the shelter.

Screen Shot 2018-09-09 at 1.53.40 AM Downtown Community Health Centre 

 

The student(s) on this project will research how inclusionary zoning has been instituted in differing jurisdictions across Canada and what the zoning looks like in each area.

footer_logo.png Gignoo Transition House

The students will research the TRC report as well as the new Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Report to determine how the recommendations in them can be best integrated into the AGM leadership structure and membership at Gignoo. Students will also research how Indigenous women shelters are governed in other countries and Canadian jurisdictions to determine best/common practices.

Screen Shot 2018-09-09 at 2.00.23 AM Imprint : Trans ID Clinic

Working with lawyers, serving members of the transgender community to provide access to change of identifications and gender markers.

download Island Nature Trust

The project will consider the ramifications of co-management with Mi’kmaq within the constraints of the PEI Natural Areas Protection Act (which all PEI lands are protected under). This project will consider how this can be done in a non-oppressive way by not undermining the Indigenous approach to land, but still serving the needs of the lands under the Island Nature Trust’s control.

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Researching and writing memos on new court decisions and proposed bills that would impact women’s rights in predetermined jurisdictions

legal aid Legal Aid NB 

Working directly with clients in criminal and family cases.

Nature Trust of New Brunswick  

Nature Trust NB 

The project will consider the ramifications of co-management with Mi’kmaq within the constraints of the New Brunswick legislation. This project will consider how this can be done in a non-oppressive way by not undermining the Indigenous approach to land, but still serving the needs of the lands under the Nature Trust’s control.

Screen Shot 2018-09-09 at 2.01.22 AM New Brunswick Aboriginal People’s Council 

The student will research legal governance requirements applicable to the NBAPC under the Companies Act, INAC funding agreements and the Canada Labour Code (building on previous pro bono student work in the case of the CLC) as well as the literature on best practices for not-for-profit governance and Indigenous self-governance to inform the NBAPC’s by-law revision process.

rs_81_PEIFA-logo.png PEI Fisherman’s Association

Researching laws and policy for the creation of a relief fund for the fishery in the event of environmental disaster.

pleis nb Public Legal Education and Information Service of NB: Family Law Project

Assisting in the operation of family law public legal education workshops.

pleis nb Public Legal Education and Information Service of NB 

Researching and writing on a variety of subjects to assist with the organization’ community service capacity.

Screen Shot 2018-09-09 at 1.54.39 AM Sexual Violence New Brunswick

Creating an educational policy guide for the legal community on issues of sexual violence.

NB SPCA  SPCA NB

The student will create a memo that outlines the following:

  • New animal welfare legislation (such as the shark fin or animal fighting ban) and tabled bills across Canada (especially what is not being done in NB and what is being done in NB but not the rest of Canada in a comparative style).

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