News - Legal aid

October 16, 2004
Nunavut has begun a pilot project which will expand legal aid from simply being available for criminal cases to civil ones. Due to the status of Nunavut there is not the same degree of access to...
Keywords: Legal Aid, Nunavut
July 5, 2004
The government of New Brunswick is amending legislation regarding legal aid, so as to make it more accessible. Their goal is to ensure that anyone who cannot afford a lawyer is able to recieve legal...
Keywords: Legal Aid, New Brunswick
May 27, 2004
The Administrative Tribunals Act, currently in the third reading stage, according to a government press release, will create a new, comprehensive set of standards and practices for B.C.'s...
Keywords: Legal Aid, British Columbia
March 14, 2004
Dramatic cuts to legal aid to legal aid in British Columbia have left many poor people without lawyers, with troubling consequences says a Chris Tenove article in The Tyee. “I’ve seen people go to...
Keywords: Legal Aid, British Columbia
June 11, 2003
West Coast Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) has launched an Affidavit Campaign (Link removed - No longer exists) to collect convincing evidence from across the province of British...
Keywords: Legal Aid, Women, British Columbia
April 29, 2003
Anti-poverty lawyers in British Columbia are asking the BC Supreme Court to order the provincial government to provide state-funded legal representation to three people who have been sued in BC...
Keywords: Legal Aid, British Columbia
May 17, 2002
The Attorney General introduced Bill 45, an Act to amend to the Legal Services Society Act in the legislature on May 1, 2002. The Bill has gone through second reading and is in Committee. This bill...
Keywords: Legal Aid, British Columbia
May 17, 2002
The Legal Services Society (LSS) of BC has created a fact regarding the BC government cuts to Legal Aid funding and what this will mean for BC residents. The LSS fact sheet is availble online (in PDF...
Keywords: Legal Aid, British Columbia
May 17, 2002
The BC Liberal Government's proposed 38.8% cut to Legal Aid funding made the BC Legal Services Society board of directors take drastic action. They couldn't see how they would be able to provide...
Keywords: Legal Aid, British Columbia
May 17, 2002
Canadian Bar Association (CBA) released a study on the Constitutional Right to Legal Aid. The study is entitled Making the Case: the Right to Publicly-Funded Legal Representation in Canada (in PDF)...
Keywords: Legal Aid, All of Canada
May 17, 2002
The BC Legal Services Society issued a press release (in PDF) after the BC Liberal Government responded to their requests for addition Legal Aid funding. The Government was unwilling to restore or...
Keywords: Legal Aid, British Columbia
May 17, 2002
The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) issued a press release (Link removed - No longer exists) in response to the BC Liberal government's action of removing the independent Legal Services Society board...
Keywords: Legal Aid, British Columbia
May 17, 2002
Attorney General Geoff Plant and Chief Judge Baird have agreed upon a process of ongoing consultation with respect to the closure of courthouses and a protocol which will allow them to fulfil their...
Keywords: Legal Aid, British Columbia
May 17, 2002
An evaluation set out to examine what has happened as a result of the Criminal and Young Offender Legal Aid cost-sharing agreements with the provinces and to assess the extent to which national legal...
Keywords: Legal Aid, All of Canada