Tuesday, July 28, 2009

New Family Mediation and Free Legal Advice Services

* Free Family Mediation Services
Up to six hours of mediation services are now available to eligible families living in non-urban areas of British Columbia through the B.C. Mediator Roster Society’s Distance Mediation Project . The Project will use current information and communication technologies, and is expected to run for approximately six months, ending November 30, 2009.

* Free Legal Advice Event Provided By Volunteer Lawyers
In September 2009, volunteer lawyers will participate in a free legal advice-a-thon in the streets of Vancouver, Kelowna and Victoria in order to raise awareness and funds for BC's pro bono programs. The advice-a-thon will assist low and modest income people, including the homeless, with their legal problems.

* Elder Law Clinic
The first free legal advice clinic for older adults in Western Canada was opened in 2008 by the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support . The Elder Law Clinic is located in Vancouver, and receives referrals from the Seniors Information and Help Line . BC CEAS also publishes a Legal Advocacy Brochure in nine languages.

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