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Legal organizations in B.C. pledge to act on access to justice

  • June 20, 2019

Over 50 justice sector organizations in B.C. have pledged to work toward improving access to justice in the civil justice and family law field, and the group spearheading the move says the plan is not about prescribing solutions but ensuring collaboration among different players in the system.

Attorney General’s statement on Law Week 2019

  • April 15, 2019

“Congratulations to the Canadian Bar Assocation, BC Branch (CBABC) as it celebrates Law Week and the anniversary of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Law Week is an important opportunity to draw attention to legal services that British Columbians may not be aware they have access to."

Legal aid system has ‘lost its way’ in BC: report

  • March 11, 2019

A review of the B.C. legal aid system says change is needed in order to reverse years of underfunding and make it more effective, but an organization representing legal aid lawyers in the province is saying it does not go far enough because of a lack of focus on financial concerns and is threatening to withdraw its services unless action is taken to put more money into the system.