Tag Archives: legal aid

Robes and Ribbons: “Occupy” Responsibility

On Wednesday, November 30, hundreds of lawyers and law students alike will be gathering outside of courthouses across British Columbia. No, this will not just be another day at the office in front of judge and jury. This time, a group…

Killer cop seeks funds for appeal

Peter Edwards Staff Reporter A Toronto police officer who ran up a $1.2-million legal aid bill while on trial for his mistress’s murder is now seeking taxpayer funding to appeal his conviction. Richard Wills is scheduled to appear Tuesday at…

When lawyers go on strike

Should legal aid rates be increased? Can lawyers go on strike? You’d think no, not if they have their own practices. But effectively that’s what many defence lawyers in Ontario are up to these days. Maybe they don’t make as…

Legal aid funding crunch leads to service cuts

Jan. 13, 2009 B.C.’s Legal Services Society will be cutting services and laying off workers because of a funding shortfall, CBC News has learned. The non-profit organization that provides legal aid to those who couldn’t otherwise afford it is cutting…