A BC woman has won an important legal victory ensuring that everyone detained under the Mental Health Act has access to legal representation
BC Organizations are calling on the BC government and official opposition to step up for Women’s equality and “commit to implementing – fully and without delay – the UN’s recommendations to demonstrably improve the lives of women in our province”
On Friday, August 12, 2016, Z.B., a woman currently detained in hospital as an involuntary patient under the Mental Health Act, launched a legal challenge in the B.C. Supreme Court, arguing that she has the constitutional right to a government-funded lawyer at an upcoming review of her detention.
Since December 2012 the refugee determination process in Canada has undergone drastic changes. This report is based in-depth interviews and focus groups with refugee claimants, their lawyers and service providers in British Columbia about the impacts of these changes on refugee claimants’ access to legal representation.
Legal aid awarded to woman fighting ex-husband’s vacation plans Nov 20, 2014 | Jason Proctor | CBC News Link to original article In the wake of a B.C. Supreme Court challenge, the province’s Legal Services Society has reversed a decision to deny legal aid to a Lower Mainland woman who wantsRead more
Legal aid denied: woman asks court to overturn decision Nov 19, 2014 | Jason Proctor | CBC News Link to original article A Lower Mainland woman wants a B.C. Supreme Court judge to overturn a B.C. Legal Services Society decision denying her legal aid. Backed by the B.C. Public InterestRead more