LABC CEO Mark Benton, QC, received the President's Award from the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice at its conference in Vancouver on November 18, 2021.
2021 news archive
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Legal Aid BC's CEO receives award
LABC staff are elected to the Law Society Benchers
Legal Aid BC congratulates three staff lawyers on their election to the Law Society
BC Attorney General and Chief Judge celebrate duty counsel
BC Attorney General David Eby and BC Provincial Court Chief Judge Melissa Gillespie celebrated the inaugural Duty Counsel Day on October 27, 2021.
Truth and Reconciliation Day and Legal Aid BC
On September 30, Legal Aid BC will observe the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Legal aid for Fairy Creek protestors
Legal Aid BC is providing legal aid for people facing criminal enforcement proceedings relating to the court injunction at Fairy Creek, or other criminal charges due to part
Legal Aid BC announces new CEO
Michael Bryant will be LABC's next Chief Executive Officer, starting January 17, 2022.
Duty Counsel Day: raising awareness of the impact of dedicated lawyers
Duty counsel are legal aid lawyers who make a difference in the lives of Canadians. Now there's a day to celebrate them.
Distressing news from Kamloops
I know that many of you, like me, are disturbed by the discovery of unmarked graves at the former Residential School in Kamloops, in Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nations t
LABC launches broad range of new services during first year of pandemic
Legal Aid BC continued to deliver legal aid services and introduced many new initiatives to support access to justice for British Columbians over the past year.
Gladue report services transition
Beginning April 1, 2021, the Gladue Services Department of the BC First Nations Justice Council will be responsible for the administration and management of the Gladue report program in BC.