B.C. funds legal alternatives
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.