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B.C. law society pushes for more publicly funded legal aid

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 @ 3:34 PM | By Amanda Jerome

The Law Society of British Columbia unanimously voted on March 3 to support a vision for more publicly funded legal aid, which was proposed by the society’s Legal Aid Task Force.

The report, presented by task force chair Nancy Merrill, recommends establishing a Legal Aid Advisory Committee to further research, education and data collection on legal aid. The task force also recommended the law society acts as an advocate before the government on legal aid issues and that it should work with the courts to lessen...