Our capacity to increase access to justice for low-income British Columbians relies on the charitable efforts of more than a thousand volunteers each year. Behind the scenes of hundreds of volunteer lawyers serving clients in clinics, hearing rooms and courthouses throughout BC, hundreds of administrative volunteers work diligently to ensure that our clients receive the timely legal services they need. Our profiled volunteer for January 2016 is Nicole Molinari.
Brian J. Wallace QC died in Victoria on December 1, 2015. Brian served as a volunteer lawyer with APB since our inception, and was particularly helpful in supervising our Paralegal Program over the past few years. He was a great source of friendly wisdom to all who knew him through our programs.
We will miss his leadership and unwavering dedication to helping low-income British Columbians to resolve their legal problems. We keep Brian in our fond memories and extend our condolences to his many loved ones.
Seeking to support the private sponsorship efforts of BC individuals, groups and social service agencies, Access Pro Bono launched its new Refugee Program on November 23, 2015. The Program locates and helps volunteer lawyers to provide free legal advice and assistance to British Columbians wishing to sponsor refugees from Syria, Iraq and elsewhere.