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Access to Justice Week examines reducing barriers – TRU Newsroom

Access to Justice Week examines reducing barriers – TRU Newsroom

November 15, 2019 at 11:11 am  Education, Kamloops, News

British Columbia observed its second Access to Justice Week October 27 through November 2, to shed light on relevant issues and what students and faculty at the province’s three law schools are doing to solve them.

BC Attorney General David Eby presents to a full room of TRU Law students.

TRU’s Faculty of Law hosted a bevy of events for students and the community to learn more about where change is needed and how those in need can access services. The week’s offerings ranged from heavy-hitting guest speakers and a Community Legal Clinic not-for-profit and charity-law workshop, to outreach at the Kamloops farmers’ market.

The roster of speakers included Attorney General David Eby, BC Provincial Court Chief Judge Melissa Gillespie, homelessness and Indigenous rights activist Chrissy Brett and Pivot Legal Services lawyer Anna Cooper.

“Access to Justice is important to everyone in the community, because it will affect everyone in the community. And often it will affect those who have the fewest resources the most,” said Andrew Pilliar, TRU Law faculty member. “For us to be a healthy community, it’s important. Just as we want health to be something that is raised up through the community, I think the idea of a shared sensed of justice is something also that needs to be raised up.”

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