In the third leg of APB’s four-leg free legal advice-a-thon tour of BC’s biggest cities (see advice-a-thon.ca), 16 volunteer lawyers helped 40 Kelowna residents to move forward in resolving their legal problems yesterday.
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 July is Tiffany Thai.
On Saturday, June 20, the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association announced Claire Hunter of Hunter Litigation Chambers as the recipient of its 2015 Harry Rankin QC Pro Bono Award. The Rankin Award is given annually to recognize outstanding contributions by a CBABC member in the area of pro bono work.