04 December 2009

More Cuts to Legal Aid, Part 2

I have just learned that a number of family law lawyers and criminal law lawyers in Kamloops have formed a committee and voted to withdraw duty counsel services in response to the recent cuts to legal aid including the closure of their regional Legal Services Society office, and the impact the cuts will have on access to justice. The spokespeople for the committee are Graham Kay (250-374-1989) and David Dundee (250-828-9998).

The strike will begin on 11 January 2010 and affect Provincial Court criminal law matters and Provincial Court and Supreme Court family law matters in Kamloops and Merit.

Read Part 1.