Legal Aid

May 28, 2014
Several dozen Vancouver lawyers plan to withdraw their services this summer to protest a lack of legal aid funding. At least 100 Vancouver lawyers plan not to take any legal aid clients for five...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Legal Aid, British Columbia
May 2, 2014
Cuts to legal aid in B.C. have created barriers for women fleeing domestic violence, and abusive partners able to use the legal system to continue harassment. There is currently a 25-hour funding cap...
Keywords: Article , Legal Aid, Violence, Women, British Columbia
March 10, 2014
West Coast LEAF has proposed two ways to address a critical lack of family law services in British Columbia. The first recommendation is a pilot project with lawyers working in community agencies so...
Keywords: Article , Family, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Women, British Columbia
February 5, 2014
The Community Partnership Manual: A Guide to Developing a Community-Based Pro Bono Program This manual outlines the steps for developing a pro bono delivery service. Intended for community...
Keywords: Online Resource , Legal Aid, Legal Research, pro bono, Manuals and guides, All of Canada
September 17, 2013
The Legal Services Society (LSS), the administer of Legal Aid in BC, is facing a large budget shortfall and is advising legal aid lawyers not to book any criminal, child protection cases or do any...
Keywords: Article , Legal Aid, British Columbia
July 25, 2013
Legal aid clinics in Ontario are facing another budget cut from Legal Aid Ontario.
Keywords: Article , Legal Aid, Ontario
July 18, 2012
A new website focused on family law in Nova Scotia has recently launched. Nova Scotia Family Law website aims to meet the needs of families and professional stakeholders involved with family justice...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Family, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Women, Nova Scotia
March 27, 2012
A report released yesterday calls on the provincial government to restore funding and begin a strategic reform of the criminal justice system. The report, “Justice Denied - The Causes of B.C.’s...
Keywords: Article , Legal Aid, Legal Research, British Columbia
November 7, 2011
The Canadian Bar Association – BC Branch has launched a public education campaign for additional legal aid funding in BC, called We Need Legal Aid. The campaign’s website features information and...
Keywords: Online Resource , Legal Aid, Organizing, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
October 13, 2011
"We Need Legal Aid" is the name of a new website produced by the Canadian Bar Association BC to press for more provincial funding for legal aid in that province. You...
Keywords: Article , Legal Aid, British Columbia
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