Women paying price of legal services cutbacks

As a result of legal aid cuts women are losing custody of their children, giving up valid legal rights to support, and being subjected to litigation harassment, according to a new report. It finds that women are paying a greater price for BC’s deep cuts to legal services because it is primarily family and poverty law legal aid that have been affected. More information about the impacts of Legal Aid cuts on women can be found in a Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives report entitled Legal Aid Denied - Women and the Cuts to Legal Services in BC (in PDF) by Alison Brewin with Lindsay Stephens, in the CCPA's related press release or in an editorial on the issue also by Alison Brewin.