This training will empower lawyers seeking to participate in Pro Bono Ontario’s Free Legal Advice Hotline by providing an overview of the Powers of Attorney and discussing common issues and key questions to raise with one’s client through the process of completing these forms.

CPD Details

Date and Time: Tuesday, October 30th, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Location: This CPD will be presented in the form of a webcast with opportunity for live chat/discussion.
CPD Hours: 1 CPD Hour (45 minutes Substantive; 15 minutes Professionalism)


A copy of the agenda can be found here.

Featured Speakers

Risa Awerbuck, Partner, Torkin Manes, LLP

Project Details

The Free Legal Advice Hotline provides free summary advice and legal assistance to low-income individuals across the province. Volunteers use state of the art technology including document generation, knowledge management, and machine-learning predictive software to help at-need Ontarians with their legal issues.

Consultations are approximately 30 minutes in length, and cover the following areas of law:

  • Civil Litigation (including Small Claims Court)
  • Consumer Protection
  • Corporate Law (including Non-profit and Charity Law)
  • Employment Law
  • Housing Law (including Residential Tenancy Law)
  • Wills and Estates Law (primarily around the creation of Powers of Attorney)

Volunteers can choose the areas of law they assist with. Prior experience with the above areas is recommended but not mandatory.

PBO engages in routine quarterly scheduling for this program. When we start scheduling for a quarter, you will receive an e-mail asking for your preferred/unavailable dates or if you need to skip volunteering for the quarter. If you do not reply to the e-mail, we will book you for the session where we have the greatest need of a volunteer.

Volunteer Requirements

Registration for this CPD, and the Free Legal Advice Hotline (Powers of Attorney) is only for lawyers licensed to practice in Ontario.

By signing up for this CPD, you are joining Pro Bono Ontario’s Free Legal Advice Hotline. Volunteers are expected to attend one full day session at the Hotline, located in Toronto at 90 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 900 (Yonge and Eglinton) every 3 months.

Please fill out the information below to sign up for the Powers of Attorney CPD.