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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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Law Foundation Seeking Financial Process & Accounting Specialist

The Financial Process & Accounting Specialist 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 Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Financial Process & Accounting Specialist plays a critical role within the Foundation, providing support to our financial …

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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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Grantee Spotlight- Investing in Legal Services for Women

Investing in legal services for women HOW A CLINIC FOR WOMEN EMERGED TO FILL GAPS IN FAMILY LAW SERVICES It is well-recognized that the high cost and complexity of the family justice system means that it is effectively impossible for many people to access their legal rights. Former Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin has referred to …

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Grantee Spotlight – How a Frontline Legal Organization in Haida Gwaii is Making an Impact

How a frontline legal organization in Haida Gwaii is making an impact A typical day for Hailey Chapman begins when she arrives to work at the Haida Gwaii Legal Project Society to a lineup of people patiently waiting for her. But it comes as no surprise — as a legal advocate for the only stand-alone legal service …

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Grantee Spotlight – New Centre Will Help Transform Education in Indigenous Law

New Centre Will Help Transform Education in Indigenous Law THE LAW FOUNDATION IS PROUD TO HAVE PROVIDED THE FOUNDING GRANT FOR THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR INDIGENOUS LAWS Tucked away at the University of Victoria Law School, the Indigenous Law Research Unit (ILRU) has built its reputation as the leading centre for Indigenous legal research and …

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