Legal Resources for Settlement Workers in BC: Access Pro Bono (Apr 2019)

[14:28] Heather Wojcik on Access Pro Bono resources including free legal advice clinics, refugee and immigration clinics, and more. For community workers and settlement workers in BC.

Topics include:

  • The focus of Access Pro Bono – matching individuals and organizations with volunteer lawyers
  • Free legal advice clinics, including specific clinics for immigrants and refugees
  • Roster of volunteer lawyers
  • Volunteer Duty Counsel (can help with urgent court issues)
  • Volunteer Paralegals
  • Wills Clinic Program
  • Refugee Program
  • Residential Tenancy Program
  • Employment Standards Program
  • New programs: Medical-Legal partnerships, Court of Appeal program, Homeless Connections ID program, Islamophobia hotline, and new clinics.

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Credits: Presentation by Heather Wojcik, Access Pro Bono. Filmed by Focus Audio Visual Ltd. for Legal Aid BC. Edited by Paul Donovan, Focus Audio Visual Services Ltd., and Karen Dhanda, Legal Aid BC. Production and publication coordinated by Kate Murray, Ella Droko, Baljinder Gill, Brian Goncalves, and Bridget Greenwood, Legal Aid BC.

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