APB Program Manager, Priyan Samarakoone, makes the case in his blog for Clicklaw that low income renters and landlords need legal help now more than ever: http://blog.clicklaw.bc.ca Access Pro Bono has answered that call. Marie-Noel Campbell, the staff lawyer behind the Mental Health Program, has built a new program based on the same model with students and senior lawyers filling a gap in our legal aid system as best as volunteers and pro bono lawyers can.
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 August 2016 is Bismark Songose.
A concerned group of lawyers and legal organizations in Vancouver are providing support to Muslims and those perceived to be Muslims in BC who have been or could be the subject of discrimination and attacks.
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