Articles and presentations

Justice System Solutions provides an overview of how LSS projects provide solutions to some of the problems in the justice system, September 2016

Background and Statistics provides basic information about LSS’s mandate and services, September 2016

Making Justice Work presentations

Making Justice Work: The Legal Services Society's Recommendations to the Attorney General For Justice Reform, The Advocate, September 2012

The Future of Legal Aid, The Advocate, September 2010

Speeches

The following speeches were delivered by the chair of the LSS Board of Directors and are available in PDF.

LSS speech at the announcement of a Parents Legal Centre in Surrey, March 27, 2017

LSS speech to the Law Society of BC Benchers, January 27, 2017

LSS speech to the Law Society of BC Benchers, September 25, 2015

LSS speech to the Law Society of BC Benchers, December 7, 2012 (Read the PDF or listen to the audio file)

LSS speech to the Law Society of BC Benchers, March 4, 2011

LSS speech to the Law Society of BC Benchers, April 2010

LSS speech to the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, April 2010

Submissions

The Legal Services Society makes a variety of submissions to government and other organizations on matters regarding access to justice in BC. These reports are listed below in PDF. For past submissions, see our Archive.

Legal aid

LSS advice to the Attorney General, Making Justice Work: Improving Access and Outcomes for British Columbians, July 2012

LSS submission to the Public Commission on Legal Aid, September 2010

LSS (Terrace Regional Centre) submission to the Public Commission on Legal Aid, September 2010

Finance and government services

LSS submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, September 2016

LSS submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, September 2011

Immigration

LSS submission to the Immigration and Refugee Board on the proposed Refugee Protection Division Rules and Refugee Appeal Division Rules, September 2012

LSS submission to the Immigration and Refugee Board on the development of Pre-Removal Risk Assessment Rules, September 2011

LSS submission to the Immigration and Refugee Board on the proposed Refugee Protection Division and Refugee Appeal Division Rules, July 2011

LSS submission to Citizenship and Immigration Canada on the proposed time limits of the new Refugee Appeal Division, April 2011

LSS submission to the Reform Office of the Immigration and Refugee Board on the draft new rules of procedure, December 2010

Family Law

LSS submission to the Rules Revision Committee on the proposed family rules of the BC Supreme Court, January 2009