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Legal aid crisis means justice is not being served

  • April 08, 2013

Imagine you are a woman who recently left your husband because he was assaulting you. Without a lawyer, fighting for the custody of your two children requires you to cross-examine your ex-husband in court about the sexual and physical abuse you experienced in your relationship with him.

No more money for legal aid in B.C. budget

  • February 20, 2013

The Canadian Bar Association’s British Columbia branch has hit out at the provincial government for its failure to increase financial support for the province’s legal aid system in yesterday’s budget.

Appointment to the Prince Rupert Port Authority

  • February 14, 2013

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment of Mr. Robert Bruce Ellis Hallsor to the Prince Rupert Port Authority for a three-year term.

Legal group calls for more services

  • February 12, 2013

The B.C. branch of the Canadian Bar Association released a report last week calling for more judges, more court services staff, more legal aid money and more mental health services.

Coalition champions rainforest protection

  • February 07, 2013

An environmental coalition will attempt on Thursday to push protection of the Great Bear Rainforest onto the already crowded election agenda, issuing open letters to B.C.'s main political leaders, calling for more immediate action.