Pitblado supports new Business Law Clinical (Internship)
October 3, 2012
Pitblado Law was proud to participate in the inaugural year of the Business Law Clinical (Internship) program at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law.
The Robson Hall Alumni Report describes the program as one that provides students with an opportunity to gain experience with real clients under the supervision of experienced counsel, while helping non-profit community organizations with a need for legal advice they may not otherwise be able to access.
Associate Andrew Buck and Partner Adam Herstein mentored students Erika Robson and Joel Myskiw as they interned for Winnipeg Harvest, helping the organization work toward establishing, and ultimately incorporating, a new newspaper The Better Times.
It was such a wonderful solution to have a law student, supervised by experienced lawyers, help us out. We received important, practical legal advice on a specific problem that we could not have otherwise afforded, shared Donald Benham, Director of Public Education at Winnipeg Harvest.
Andrew describes his involvement as very rewarding, I was able to use my experience to help a student develop, while also contributing to a highly worthwhile cause. Pitblado is looking forward to participating in the program for the 2012/13 school year.
See page 63 of the 2012 Robson Hall Alumni Report for the full story, photos, and information on how you can get involved.