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Law Foundation Seeking Director of Grants and Programs

  Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Grants and Programs will co-lead (in partnership with the Director of Legal Service Grants) the Foundation’s Program team to implement strategies to achieve the Foundation’s goals. They will be part of the Foundation’s Executive Team, alongside the Executive Director, Director of Legal Service Grants, Director of …

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Law Foundation Seeking Grants Manager

  The Grants Manager will join a dynamic team that is working to create innovative solutions to difficult access to justice challenges that affect the well-being of diverse communities in British Columbia. This role will support the adjudication, administration, and evaluation of one time and continuing grants made by the Foundation. As a key member …

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Proposed amendments to Legal Profession Act will improve financial stability for access to justice programs

News Release VANCOUVER BC, March 3, 2022 – The Government of B.C. has introduced amendments to the Legal Profession Act which will provide the Law Foundation of BC the authority to approve the interest rates and service charges on lawyers’ pooled trust accounts. If passed, the amendments would establish similar requirements to those currently in …

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Grantee Spotlight – How One Lawyer is Working to Support Trauma-Informed Practices in the Legal Profession

How One Lawyer is Working to Support Trauma-Informed Practices in the Legal Profession In her almost fifteen years as a lawyer working with clients from all walks of life, Myrna McCallum has come to realize that there was an important piece missing from her legal education. One key experience came early in her days as …

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Grantee Spotlight – Indigenous Community Legal Clinic Celebrates 25 years

Indigenous Community Legal Clinic Celebrates 25 years For the past 25 years, the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic (ICLC) has become known for its decolonizing approach to legal education, grounded in connection to BC’s Indigenous communities. First established in 1995 at the University of British Columbia law school, the ICLC started as a small legal clinic …

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Grantee Spotlight- Articling Program Provides Young Lawyers Rare Opportunities for Public Interest Experience

Articling Program Provides Young Lawyers Rare Opportunities for Public Interest Experience In 2005, the Law Foundation’s Board of Governors approved an initiative to grant Public Interest Articling Fellowships to non-profit organizations that might otherwise not have had the resources to hire an articling student. These grants build on the long-term aims of the Law Foundation …

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Racial Justice Grants Fund Announced at Law Foundation of BC

The Law Foundation of BC is excited to announce the creation of a new $2 million grant fund to support projects and develop community infrastructure to advance racial justice and combat systemic racism and discrimination. Indigenous Peoples, Black People and People of Colour experience systemic and institutional racism in almost all aspects of their lives. These …

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Grantee Spotlight – Specialized Legal Clinics

Three new specialized legal clinics help to fill gaps in services across BC Housing security for low-income people, freedom from discrimination for people living with disabilities, and justice for migrants and refugees — with the support of the Province of British Columbia, the Law Foundation has been able to invest in three new specialized legal …

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Grantee Spotlight – New Legal Clinics

New legal clinics step up PROVIDING AUGMENTED SERVICES DURING CHALLENGING TIMES For years, British Columbia has lacked an important asset that provides significant benefits to people in other large provinces like Alberta and Ontario — a network of legal clinics serving low income people. While the Law Foundation’s network of poverty law advocates provided important …

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Grantee Spotlight- Child and Youth Legal Centre

Province-wide legal services for children are a “game changer” For Suzette Narbonne, being a youth lawyer is more than just representing kids in court — it’s a paradigm shift for young people who have never imagined they could have a lawyer. Narbonne works as the managing lawyer at the Child and Youth Legal Centre (CYLC) at the Society for …

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