Statistics Summary Sheet

  • December 01, 2018

The Law Foundation would like to share a summary of statistics about some of the work it funded, between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017, to support access to justice in BC.

FUNDING

  • 180 grants totalling $18,324,440

LEGAL AID – DIRECT CLIENT SERVICES (ADVOCACY)

  • 101,057 clients served, including:
    • 63,676 served by 64 legal advocates;
    • 5,150 served by law students;
    • 4,309 served by 55 lawyers at Law Foundation-funded programs;
    • 6,993 served by 830 pro bono lawyers; and
    • 15,058 served by LSS through Law Foundation funding.
  • Cost-per-client for legal advocates and law students:
    • Legal advocates – $69
    • Law students – $182

PROFESSIONAL LEGAL EDUCATION

  • 905 law students and advocates supported
    by Law Foundation funding
    • 28 scholarships and awards issued

PUBLIC LEGAL EDUCATION

  • More than 392 publications created or updated
  • 679 workshops delivered to 16,203 participants
  • 77 webinars delivered to 2,829 participants
  • 2,163,373 users accessed information online

LAW LIBRARIES

  • 29 law libraries across the province
  • 89,289 information requests from the public and the legal community
  • 241 public libraries with public legal education collections

LAW REFORM

  • 98 law reform projects worked on or completed

LEGAL RESEARCH

  • 93 legal research projects funded