News

August 4, 2017

The 2017 wildfires have displaced many people in large and small BC communities. They’ve also given rise to many legal issues and questions.

In response to the 2017 wildfires, Access Pro Bono has:

  • set up a free telephone advice service ( 1-877-762-6664 ) for affected people; and

 

  • enlisted several volunteer lawyers to provide answers to frequently asked legal questions in different areas of law covered in separate information sheets (currently being developed):

 

June 22, 2017

Access Pro Bono has long been concerned by the relatively small number of case referrals made from its summary advice clinics to its representation programs. APB’s Project & Information Officer Jimmy Yan set out to research why such referrals are not being made in proportion to legal needs, and how to encourage more clinic lawyers to make referrals.

June 5, 2017

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 June 2017 is Minjin Park.