Law Firms and Practitioners

The Rural Education and Access to Lawyers Initiative (REAL) is committed to assisting law firms and practitioners in small communities and rural areas of British Columbia to recruit, hire and retain law students and new lawyers. REAL has established programs specifically designed to provide this assistance.

The deadline for 2018 REAL funding applications has passed. Firms who submitted applications will hear from us by March 5.

Firms interested in receiving information about 2019 funding can sign up here:


The benefits of the REAL initiative to law firms and practitioners in regional areas includes:

  • Funding to assist law firms and practitioners to hire summer students;
  • Financial and promotional support to assist with the marketing of regions to law students and new lawyers;
  • Professional support from the REAL Program Manager to assist with the recruitment, hiring and retention of students and new lawyers in small communities and rural areas.

If you would like further information regarding the initiative please contact the REAL Program Manager at

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