B.C. funds legal alternatives

Jeremy Nuttall

By Jeremy Nuttall, 24 hours Vancouver

The B.C. Ministry of Justice has set aside $2 million for the province’s Legal Services Society fund following complaints of underfunding slowing the system.

According to a news release from the ministry, the money will be used to increase timely access to justice services, such as legal advice, and encourage out-of-court resolutions.

“Plans are also under development for a Parents’ Legal Centre for child protection cases,” said the release.

The ministry said it will conduct a review of the initiatives after they have been implemented to see their impact.

The funding shot brings the LSS funding up to almost $75 million per year.


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