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Free women's legal clinic an instant hit

Thursday, August 25, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Geoff Kirbyson

A free legal clinic for women in Vancouver hopes to fill a much-needed void in the system while helping law students earn their stripes.

The Rise Women’s Legal Centre opened its doors recently. If the initial reaction to its family law focus for low-income women in the Lower Mainland is any indication, it’s going to need more space, people and funding.

“The response has been overwhelming,” says Kim Hawkins, executive director of the centre. “We opened our doors in late May and by the second week,...