Free Legal Services in BC: An overview of CLAS and APB programs

Interested in learning more about potential referral options for your patrons? Join us for this upcoming webinar!

Courthouse Libraries is hosting the Community Legal Assistance Society and Access Pro Bono to provide an overview of their free legal service programs. Join us to learn more about their services: what they do, who they help, and how they can be accessed. Watch a recording of this session on the CLBC Vimeo channel

Thursday February 4, 2021 at 12:30 PST

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Front-line service providers, advocates and lawyers are invited to attend this 1.5-hour webinar on the free legal services offered by Access Pro Bono (APB) and the Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS). The session will be split in two parts:  an overview of the programs followed by a section that will share  information for lawyers on how they can get involved. Feel free to join only for the first portion and bow out for the second.

Learn about the free legal clinics each of these organizations operate and the extent of legal advice or representation assistance someone can expect. This webinar is designed to raise awareness of the services APB and CLAS offer, and the eligibility criteria people must meet to qualify for services. This information is critical to make effective referrals for those seeking free legal assistance and to better manage their expectations.

Upcoming webinars from People's Law School

Our friends at People’s Law School would love to have you join them! Details below.

Dealing with Neighbour Disputes: What are Your Rights? ​​​​

Tuesday, January 26 at noon PST 

Topics include fences, parking and noise -- problems that impact on your day-to-day, but don't necessarily warrant a trip to a lawyer. Litigation lawyer Dave Turner of Edwards Kenny and Bray will be speaking. Here's the link to register.

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Tuesday, February 23 at noon PST 

This is a great opportunity if you missed our sessions last year! JP Boyd, Q.C. will take you through the highlights of what you need to know about the upcoming changes to the Divorce Act. Here's the link to register.