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Access to Justice in BC

  • 30 Oct 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • UBC Robson Square, The Gallery Room


The state of legal aid in British Columbia has reached a crises level preventing thousands from being able to access the justice system. Women, indigenous people, and other marginalized communities are the primary victims of the chronic under funding, preventing them from gaining justice in matters relating to detention, immigration and refugee issues, family custody and access issues as well as poverty law. 

Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers - FACL BC in collaboration with the Law Union of BC and the BC Civil Liberties Association is hosting a panel discussion on the state of Legal Aid in British Columbia. Join us for this discussion which will aim to address the underlying causes of this crises and what some of the potential solutions are.



Kasari Govender - Executive Director of the West Coast Legal Education Action Fund

Patricia Barkaskas - Academic Director of the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic and an Instructor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law 

Michael Mulligan - Defence Lawyer and Partner at Mulligan Tam Pearson 

Lobat Sadrehashemi - Immigration and Refugee Lawyer and President of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers 

This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required as space is limited - please RSVP. 

*Snacks and refreshments will be served* 

*This event is taking place on the unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and səlil̓wətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.*

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