We aim to increase access to justice for all British Columbians, regardless of their identity, income or location, while also increasing the diversity of BC’s legal profession.
Together, we’re working to achieve these specific objectives:
- Increase access to affordable and high-quality legal services in communities throughout BC
- Provide affordable legal services to local small businesses and non-profit organizations
- Increase professional capacity for public interest legal service, particularly in underserved BC communities
- Provide a new generation of BC legal service providers with the substantive knowledge and practical skills (including practice management, cultural competency and human relationship skills) required to thrive in highly adaptive forms of public-minded legal practice
- Improve equity, diversity, working conditions and quality of education in BC’s lawyer and notary training systems, and reduce unmet need for articling positions in BC
- Promote new virtual, fixed fee and modular forms of legal practice
We prioritize the admission of law graduates, notaries and lawyers who self-identify as members of one or more of the following groups:
- Indigenous people
- People of Colour and racialized individuals
- People with disabilities
- 2SLGBTQ+ people
We also prioritize professionals who seek to practice in an underserved BC community, and who have previous clinical experience serving vulnerable people.